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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:
<snip/>
>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
things,
home entertainment and in car use. For both of those, being able to
change,
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,
just
as the default font size should never be altered.

Andrew

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