Creating Accessible Email and Event Announcements

Email announcements help us spread the word to the ECU community on all sorts of important topics: department events and seminars, office openings and closings, HR-related information and much more.

By designing email announcements in multiple formats and using the accessibility guides explained in the attachment, you allow those of your audience using screen readers and keyboard-only access to read your message.

In addition to the tips listed in the attachment, ITCS is also offering a training class specifically for those of us who write email announcements (registration in Cornerstone):

Creating Accessible Email Messages and Announcements

Thursday, May 11 Joyner East 204 1:00p – 2:00p

Need one-on-one help? Submit the IT Accessibility Consultation form to request an appointment with the ITCS accessibility coordinator.

Self-paced resources include this course, Creating Accessible Microsoft Office Documents. This course goes step-by-step through how to format documents using styles, the accessibility checker and more.

Additionally, see our other accessibility resources in the IT Accessibility category of the ITCS services catalog.

New Version of Firefox Does Not Support Kronos and Banner INB

Kronos and Banner INB are not accessible using the recently released Firefox version 52. Mozilla has developed an Extended Support Release (ESR) for those that still need to use the Java, Adobe and Silverlight plugins and want to keep Firefox.

You can download the browser from this link,, and it is available on the ECU software download center.