This Gmail guideline is intended for assistive technology users who need to interact with their Google Apps @ NC State Gmail. There are no accessibility problems if you are simply sending or receiving email to or from another user via Gmail.
Gmail can be accessed through either a Web browser or some third-party email clients.
Google provides two browser interfaces for Gmail. Each has some level of accessibility support, but neither is perfect.
- primary way people interact with Gmail
- more accessible for screen reader users through the Chrome Browser using ChromeVox, but highly problematic.
- primarily for browsers that do not support some advanced Gmail features.
- lacks some of the functionality of the Standard View.
- will work in almost any screen reader.
Third-party Email Client
- Gmail can also be accessed through any email client that supports IMAP or POP, such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Mac Mail.
- Some functionality of the Web-based version of Gmail is not available to an email client, but the basic mail functions will work.
- This is generally the most accessible option for many users.
- To synchronize your mail, contacts, calendar, and more, see Google Sync.
Go back to the Google Apps Accessibility Guidelines.