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Re: Software support for Aural styles

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 14:27:09 -0500 (EST)
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSO.4.40.0204051426240.26651-100000@ns1.gould-thorpe.com>
Let's try this with something resembling the correct subject line.
Accursed Pine!

> I've recently only just started trying to test some of the Aural styles
> which are in CSS-2. However none of the software I have tested so far seems
> to support this. I was wondering whether anyone knows of software that
> currently or will in the very near future support these aural styles.

Emacspeak is about it, and there are approximately two aural CSS
users in the world: T.V. Raman and our own Jason White.

As I explain in my long-awaited book (we're in the typesetting
stage, kids-- it's happening) <http://joeclark.org/book/>, ACSS is a
terrible idea, as are all the 'accessible' CSS types, and we are far
better off that they are not as yet implemented. If we're lucky,
they never will be.

Easy explanation: Don't mess with people's voice settings!


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