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    Accessibility for html based e-mails

    To make HTML marketing emails accessible should you follow the same guildlines used to make websites accessible?
    • Relative font sizes (does this cause problems with gmail / hotmail?)
    • Giving text links a title if the target is not clear
    • Using alt text where needed etc.

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    I'd always follow the same guidelines wherever possible as there's really no excuses for not covering the basics and applying alt text etc where it's possible too.

    However, many email clients are way behind web browsers in terms of display so trying to create a complete CSS tableless based layout for email that works fine on all email clients may be a bit too much too ask.

    Also a lot of people may not want to wait for your HTML email with pretty images to download so always offer a text as well as your html version if possible.

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    The most important accessibility feature of an HTML email is probably to include a text/plain version for email clients that do not support HTML.
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