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Re: Software support for Aural styles

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 08:01:37 -0400
To: Andrew McFarland <andrew.mcfarland@unite.net>, WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <006401c1def5$239314c0$19e03244@CP286066A>
I think a point is being missed here.  this will be controlling
synthesized speech and allowing controll over synthesized speech that is
downstreamed from the web and packed with a speech engine.  this is a
good thing.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew McFarland" <andrew.mcfarland@unite.net>
To: "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 3:56 AM
Subject: Re: Software support for Aural styles

At 14:27 05/04/2002 -0500, Joe Clark wrote:
>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.

Aren't aural style sheets about more than accessibility though?
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/aural.html#q1 mentions, among other
home entertainment and in car use. For both of those, being able to
say the position or inflection of the voice would be very useful. For
example, radio-type plays could be produced using HTML and CSS.

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

I agree that the default voice should be left as the user specifies,
as the default font size should never be altered.


Andrew McFarland
UNITE Solutions
Received on Monday, 8 April 2002 08:02:03 UTC

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