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Email is the most popular form of communication because of the accessibility and the opportunity to communicate "in your own time" rather than in real time like on the TTY or in MSN. This is especially important when reading is slowed down because of magnification or braille accessibility.

Windows operating system provides Windows Live Mail as the Email program and the program has excellent inbuilt accessibility with keyboard shortcuts.

Email can also be accessed via the Internet using Webmail although this is not nearly as accessibile. It is worth considering that Gmail can be setup in Windows Live Mail.

Email on mobile devices is signifcantly easier to manage because of the simple layout and if the plan has a generous allowance for data, this is an excellent way to manage communication.


Apple Mac Mail

Mozilla Thunderbird


Windows Live Mail


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