Re: Thunderbird will become a webbased application - What about accessibility?

Hope Williamson

Well, most email can be done via the web anyway. I agree that
Thunderbird is more efficient, but I didn't start using it until 2017. I
used web-based interfaces from 2003 until then.

On 2/8/2021 6:46 AM, Chris Smart wrote:
True, and that is one reason why I eventually left Eudora.

On 2021-02-08 9:45 a.m., zvonimir stanečić, 9a5dsz wrote:
You need to have the newest versions nowadays, because of the security.

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Subject: Re: [nvda] Thunderbird will become a webbased application -
What about accessibility?

Another thought:

Why does anyone need to use the very latest version of Thunderbird,
if an older one still works just fine?

This is a ridiculous example, but I held on to Eudora 7 for almost a
decade, and only switched to Thunderbird in the past year. Why? Because
it still worked under Windows 10.

Perhaps that won't be possible this time around, but other than security
concerns, or the way email works being changed in a fundamental way, I
can't see much changing in how we create, send, and receive email any
time soon. Email is very very old.

On 2021-02-08 5:37 a.m., Christian Schoepplein wrote:

regarding to a presentation at FOSDEM 2021 it is planed to make
Thunderbird more and more a webbased application based on Electron.

I wonder what that means regarding to accessibility in Thunderbird in
general and what other free graphical mailer will be available for
Windows if Thunderbird might become inaccessible or at least very
inefficient regarding to useability when it is a full webbased program.

Is anyone in touch with the Thunderbird developers and can find out
more about their plans and how much they will have accessibility in

I fear they do not care much about accessibility, so the next question
is what can we do to bring this isue more into the public?

It would be really sad to loose the only really free and good to use
graphical mailer for Windows. AFAIK there are not much alternatives
left then, which is a real shame for such a central and important form
of communication for blind people, especialy in this very challenging
times :-(.



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