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Re: Scott's Hypothetical Intranet

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 20:02:54 -0400
Message-Id: <4.1.19991026194912.00a4cec0@pop3.concentric.net>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group Emailing List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
aloha, kynn!

thanks for your reasoned reply...

i still think that the debate over specific tools is a red herring, and that
the issue remains one of providing accessible, interoperable content, and that
the provision of accessible, interoperable content need not be tailored  to the
lowest common denominator (as i have heard people refer to Lynx in the past)

anyway, that being said, i wanted to answer your question,

  (Out of curiosity, does the difference between Intranet and Internet come
across clearly on speech synths?  I know sometimes in normal discussion I can
mishear the two terms when it's being discussed.)

perhaps i'm not the one to ask, as i had the word "intranet" in my job title
for a little under 2 years, but i think that (depending upon the synthesizer
and screen-reader, of course) that it is quite easy to distinguish between the
2...  admittedly, the faster the speech is output, the more they tend to blur,
but intra and inter sound significantly different, at least to my ears!


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     -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1763
Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
   WebMaster and Minister of Propaganda, VICUG NYC
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