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RE: Self-voicing browsers

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 10:24:21 -0400
Message-ID: <01BF1967.8FE5EF40.bbailey@clark.net>
To: "'Anne Pemberton'" <apembert@crosslink.net>, "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "'Jonathan Chetwynd'" <jonathan@signbrowser.free-online.co.uk>
Dear Anne et al.,

Someone on the RESNA list suggested the textHELP! ScreenReader as a useful 
tool for persons with cognitive limitations.  I understand it is quite 
chatty and mouse drive and will speak anything that is highlighted.  I have 
not tried it myself.
The URL is:
http://www.texthelp.com/products-screenreader.asp

Their site, sigh, is totally inaccessible...


On Saturday, October 16, 1999 8:01 PM, Anne Pemberton 
[SMTP:apembert@crosslink.net] wrote:
> Bruce,
> 	Sorry for being so long replying to your request. I've been busy with a
> homeschooling project, and being called out of retirement to teach a
> computer class to Kindergartners thru 2nd graders in a local school.
>
> 	I am getting frustrated trying to find web content an 8 yo can use 
without
> someone reading it to him, and dismayed by the lack of illustrations with
> usable text. I had to create web pages for him on the intro to "Ancient
> Civilizations" and we've found a nice software that is letting him learn
> the basics of several ancient civilizations, content I found at too high 
a
> level (and lacking illustrations) on the web. I'm considering getting a
> speech setup for either his computer at home, or mine where he spends a 
lot
> of online time. Reading thru your analysis of the web browsers, only the
> last seems of potential use. I'll see if I can get the demo and test it
> with Taylor, and let you know how it works. If that one doesn't allow
> Taylor to see and hear the whole page at the same time, it won't meet the
> needs of cognitively disabled persons with text-limitations or reading
> disabilities.
>
> 						Anne P.
Received on Monday, 18 October 1999 12:52:26 GMT

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