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Re: text to speech software

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 12:05:38 -0500 (EST)
To: jonathan chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.9911081204350.21626-100000@tux.w3.org>
One of the groups who typically have difficulty with reading is deaf people
who are proficient in signing, but find written languages much harder. And
also find text-to-speech pretty useless...

Charles McCN

On Sun, 7 Nov 1999, jonathan chetwynd wrote:

  There have been various threads concerned with the issue as to why it is
  necessary to provide graphics as well as text.
  For people that cannot read, text to speech software seems to offer a
  solution.
  Those with cognitive disabilities would also need clear and simple
  sentences.
  
  However I can now tell you that at our new college, which is well supplied
  with computers there are no soundcards or speakers, so no use for this
  software.
  
  Jonathan Chetwynd
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