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Re: Problems with OTACS-2

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 17:17:04 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
At 08:31 AM 10/27/01 -0700, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>At 8:04 PM -0400 2001/10/26, Anne Pemberton wrote:
>>         The other side of the coin is that in the case of Dyslexia, it 
>> is presumed that the user should have a speech reader which is NOT free, 
>> and not provided by good site authors who generally tend to put a link 
>> to download the plug-in when their pages need it.
>What?  Those users should just use Macintosh which has the built in
>ability to read text out loud.
>Now, see, I'm not REALLY arguing that, I'm just pointing out that such
>arguments are very easy to make but very problematic in practice.

Haven't seen a MAC has a built in Screen Reader - but I don't think we have 
any newer than the G-3's. Further MACs seem more costly than Windows or 
Unix machines, which probably offsets the free speech reader, unless you 
need a MAC for some other reason, such as for certain ATs.

But, yes, I see your point. What may seem perfectly reasonable from afar is 
a major obstacle for an individual ...


Anne Pemberton

Received on Saturday, 27 October 2001 17:24:31 UTC

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