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FW: (SIG-11) Audio cues for Windows computer users that are blind

From: Kasday, Leonard R (Len), ALTEC <kasday@att.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 14:03:27 -0500
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To: "'wai-interest-group-post'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
this is information on an experimental 3 D sound system from Hitachi for
accessing windows 95.  It was forwarded by Dave Jaffe to the sig 11
group; my apologies to people already on that list.

Len
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>What Is the Sound of One Disk Crashing? 
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>by Rob Guth, IDG News Service, Tokyo Bureau 
>March 12, 1998 
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>Hitachi and researchers at Tokyo Denki University have developed audio
>technology that opens the Windows operating system to blind computer users,
>Hitachi announced today. 
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>The technology employs audio cues to represent cursor position, icons, and
>other graphical objects, the company said. Hitachi has not decided when it
>will bring the technology to market. 
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>The technology incorporates 3D sound generation, which represents position,
>distance, and direction by varying a sound's loudness and arrival time as it
>reaches each of the user's ears, the company said. This allows Windows to
>mimic the natural conditions under which humans perceive sound: People
>perceive the direction and distance of a sound source through differences in
>the way each ear perceives its loudness and arrival time, the company said.  
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>http://www.hitachi.co.jp/
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