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sheesh:Fw: Definition of a Screen Reader

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2001 09:27:15 -0400
Message-ID: <003101c0f0e7$e6aa3580$2cf60141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
They left out the interface part. They also left out the mouseless part.
And I would not consider a phone interface a screen reader.


TechEncyclopedia

http://www.techencyclopedia.com

screen reader

http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/defineterm?term=screen+reader&Define
=Define

Software for the visually impaired that reads the contents of a computer
screen, converting the text to speech. Screen readers are designed for
specific operating systems and generally work with most applications.
See
text-to-speech and MSAA.

text-to-speech

http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/defineterm?term=text%2Dto%2Dspeech

Converting text into voice output using speech synthesis techniques.
Although initially used by the blind to listen to written material, it
is
now used extensively to convey financial data and other information via
telephone for everyone. See screen reader.

MSAA

http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/defineterm?term=MSAA

(MicroSoft Active Accessibility) A software interface that lets a
Windows
application be designed for the visually impaired. It enables each
object
(window, dialog box, etc.) in the user interface to identify itself so a
screen reader can be used. See screen reader.

text based

http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/defineterm?term=TEXTBASED&exact=1

Also called "character based," the display of text and graphics as a
fixed
set of predefined characters. For example, 25 rows of 80 columns.
Contrast
with graphics based.

graphics based

http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/defineterm?term=graphics%20based

The display of text and pictures as graphics images; typically bitmapped
images. Contrast with text based.
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