From: Ben Dougall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jun 23 2003 - 07:46:14 EDT
On Friday, June 20, 2003, at 01:56 pm, Frank da Cruz wrote:
>> does anyone know of a simple, explanatory web page, aimed at not too
>> technical people, based on sending *accessible* email, and if really
>> necessary attachments and the problems related to attachments
>> (specifically inaccessibly, not viruses).
>> i'm looking for a nice concise web page that i can give the address to
>> people who keep asking me about email attachments and reading email.
>> more often than not, the problem is with the sender, so i'd like to
>> find a web page that they can pass to people (who are more than likely
>> not knowledgeable about computers) in the event of unreadable email
>> in particular unreadable attachments.
>> very often an attachment isn't needed (like attaching a ms word
>> document when emails themselves are text) and i'd like to know about a
>> web page explaining that thoroughly but simply.
>> anyone know of such a magical page?
> You mean something like this?
> It includes sections on email.
thanks Frank, but not really :/
looking for something much more simpler and to-the-point and
explanatory (a *small* page) that informs senders of the
inaccessibility issues and how to avoid them by not attaching files
unnecessarily. a very simple practical guide for how to go about that
and the reasoning behind it.
for people who aren't really interested in computers as a subject in
themselves and don't want to get bogged down in involved text about
them. (yes, there are such people)
i've found 2 pages that are towards the sort of thing i'm after:
(the second one, to start with, i only found a pdf version of it, which
i thought was quite funny, but then i realised there was also an html
but those still aren't quite what i'm looking for.
apparently the bbc just did a guide on accessibility issues (such as
not using proprietary formats) and released it as a pdf (not html)!
then also as a .doc!! :) oh dear.
(i suppose technically pdf is not a proprietary format (?), but still,
not far off.)
Ken, on this list, suggested i write this myself. my get out: some m.s.
software knowledge would be needed, which i don't have. :)
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