There are five basic principles to think about when creating an accessible Email.
- Use "Styles" to format headers and main content (in Outlook found under the "Format Text" tab).
- Use numbered lists when there are lists of items.
2. Font Selection
- Select basic fonts (Calibri, Times New Roman, Arial or Helvetica).
- Ensure sufficient contrast between the text and background.
- Avoid small font sizes (11 or larger).
3. Color and Meaning
If using color to convey meaning, be sure to include another visual difference (symbol, etc).
- Include "Alt-Text" in all images.
- To add "Alt-Text" in Outlook 2013, right click on the image, click "Format Picture", click the "Layout and Properties button and include a description of the image in the "Description" field.
Use tables for data as opposed to page layout.