What is the best email quoting for blind users?

Willie willstah at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 2 08:42:14 UTC 2006

A really simple solution to all this is to suggest to those 
complaining that they adjust the amount of punctuation their screen 
reader is speaking.  Instructions for this should be in all of their manuals.

At 09:14 AM 6/1/06, you wrote:
>On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 08:52:22 AM -0400, Dave Mielke (dave at mielke.cc)
> > I didn't make the original statement, but, as a braille user, I'll
> > respond to it anyway. The > quotes at the beginning of a line are
> > nowhere near as annoying in braille as they would be if individually
> > spoken. It's very easy to skim over them with ones fingers, or, in
> > fact, to just begin to read each line a little bit in from the
> > start.
>Marco Fioretti answers:
>Thanks for sharing this information. Yes, the more I read and think
>about it, the more it looks like there is no real reason to ever
>remove > quotes in email messages.
>One final question. As a braille user, what do you think of the
>quoting style I have used in this email, that is, keeping your quote
>with > signs and attribution, then starting my answer with the "Marco
>Fioretti answers" line?
>Could it be the best of both worlds, that is complying with
>traditional quoting netiquette and, at the same time, separating
>quotes from replies for speech readers or braille terminals which
>ignore the ">" signs?
>         Marco
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