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Speech browser demonstration (speeded up voice)

From: Isofarro <w3evangelism@faqportal.uklinux.net>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 13:34:55 +0100
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A few months ago (definitely this year as far as I can remember) there was
an article / news item about a boy (either partially sighted or blind - I'm
not sure) doing a live demonstration of using a speech browser to surf the
web. As far as I can recall - and I'm not absolutely sure - the article was
available online. I believe Bill Gates was also present at this event and
gave a speech. I am trying to track down a link to this, and so far I'm
coming up empty.

Basically I'm trying to find an online article about how speech browsers are
being used - particularly looking for one that describes a user speeding up
the voice to remarkable speeds. The above would be an ideal reference if its
available somewhere on the web, but other articles explaining how people use
speech browsers with speeded up voices would be appreciated. Its the
speeded-up voice that's the element I'm particularly interested in.

Its for an article I'm writing about how the web could be used on a mobile
phone using speech-based browsing and other extras.

Thanks
Mike
Received on Friday, 30 May 2003 08:36:35 GMT

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