One of my favorites is deque . They do a lot of accessibility training, have an amazing blog and great emails! Their emails not only follow accessibility best practices but also have great content that helps you learn more about the subject. You should sign up for their newsletter ! At the risk of sounding conceited, I was very impressed with the work Alice and the messaging team did on the Litmus newsletter . Not only is it beautifully designed, but they've put a lot of effort into making it accessible based on the best practices outlined in The Ultimate Guide to Email Accessibility.
Do you have any insight into the difference between tools like "Alexa" or "Siri" from other screen readers? Or Outlook's “read aloud” feature? Jason : In a recent episode of the Delivering podcast, I dove into voice assistants. I found out that Alexa is the only one that really reads your email, but it will only read HTML text, ignoring alt attributes, tables, or any other HTML elements. This is different from how a screen reader would process emails. Voice E-Commerce Photo Editing Service assistants are geared towards convenience, not necessarily accessibility, so they don't work the same way as a full-featured screen reader like NVDA does, for example. In many cases, you still need your phone or laptop to navigate content, the voice assistant just helps.
For a comprehensive look at how Alexa, Google Home, Siri, and Cortana handle email, tune in to this podcast episode. What about animated GIFs? Use them or not? Do they cause problems for readers? Alice : You can use them, but be careful how. Animations can trigger photosensitive seizures , so you'll never want to include an overly jarring or flashing GIF. You also don't want to include crucial information like the copy in your GIFs. The hidden copy in your GIF isn't accessible to screen readers - and it won't show up in email clients where images are disabled - so you risk losing crucial parts of your email.