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


Rosemarie Chavarria
 

I decided to switch to the mail app. Thunderbird did work well with NVDA. For me, it was much easier to use an email client rather than web-based email.

 

 

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From: Hope Williamson
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 8:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Thunderbird will become a webbased application - What about accessibility?

 

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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>> -----Original Message-----

>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Smart

>> Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 3:44 PM

>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Thunderbird will become a webbased application -

>> What about accessibility?

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>> Another thought:

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>> Why does anyone need to use the very latest version of Thunderbird,

>> if an older one still works just fine?

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>> 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.

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>> 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.

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

>>> Hi,

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>>> regarding to a presentation at FOSDEM 2021 it is planed to make

>>> Thunderbird more and more a webbased application based on Electron.

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>>> 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.

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>>> Is anyone in touch with the Thunderbird developers and can find out

>>> more about their plans and how much they will have accessibility in

>>> mind?

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>>> 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?

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>>> 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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>>> Cheers,

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>>>    Schoepp

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