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Re: RE Checkpoint 3.4 again

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 09:41:59 -0400
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To: "gregory j. rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <kynn@reef.com>
At 02:46 AM 7/31/01 -0400, gregory j. rosmaita wrote:
>, but that's why digital talking books are being developed -- to provide
>absolute equivalency between the print and digitalized edition...  for some
>people, that will open up new channels of learning that printed books, no
>matter how heavily illustrated, might never have otherwise been able to
>open -- rather than _only_ having the content of a book read to them, and/or
>illustrated for them, individuals (who can and who desire to) will _also_ be
>able to visually track the progress of the synchronized audio track, while
>those such as myself will be able to use the synchronized tracking to cut
>and paste quotations with confidence...

If by "digital talking books", you mean digital books, as in the Guttenburg 
project, they have been under development since the early or mid eighties ....

If you think about it, you can increase the audience served by digital 
books if the books, when possible, are illustrated. There is no reason that 
heavily illustrated books cannot be put on the web, and serve more people 
than if only the text were provided.

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