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Re: Self-voicing browsers

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 12:16:05 -0400 (EDT)
To: "webmaster@dors.sailorsite.net" <webmaster@dors.sailorsite.net>
cc: "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "'Anne Pemberton'" <apembert@crosslink.net>, "'Jonathan Chetwynd'" <jonathan@signbrowser.free-online.co.uk>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9910141202510.5873-100000@tux.w3.org>
Another browser that might be interesting.

Braillesurf is designed to support braille or audio output. It includes a
mode which allows focussing of the text being read. Details are available
from http://www.braillenet.jussieu.fr/surf.htm in french, but very roughly
translated the page says:

====begin translation

                BRAILLESURF

What is it?

Braillesurf is a browser developed by INSERM-CREARE which allows people
with visual disabilities to simply and easily access the web and use
electronic messaging

Functions

The browser allows the user to read web pages on a braille display or with
voice synthesis. One can use both systems.

BrailleSURF offers all the usual functions (email, bookmarks, etc)

It is compatible with the following peripherals:
* standard keyboard (all the functions of the browser are available from the
keyboard)
* Speech synthesisers: Synthe3, Proverbe, Appollo
* Braille terminals: Azerbraille, Cliobraille, Scolabraille, Vario

BrailleSURF also helps people with low vision with the function of changing
text size.

BrailleSURF can be used with Windows 3.1, 95 and NT

For Whom?

It is useful for schools, associations, centers for teaching and
rehabilitation of people with visual disabilities

How does one get BrailleSURF?

write to:
 (address, phone number, email snipped)

====end translation

cheers

Charles McCN

On Thu, 14 Oct 1999, Bruce Bailey wrote:

  Dear Anne P., Jonathan C, et al.,
  
  A while back there was discussion on this list about how to best make web 
  pages accessible to non-readers.  I would be most interested in hearing if 
  any the products below have been useful for general purpose web browsing by 
  persons with severe cognitive impairments.
  
  I have summarized the screen readers and special purpose browsers that were 
  suggested, along with my experience.
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Received on Thursday, 14 October 1999 12:20:10 GMT

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