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Re: Audio formats

From: Asif <asif@studynook.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 15:06:51 -0500
Message-ID: <003701c2d789$4791bce0$9701a8c0@necpro>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Gary Morrison" <g.morrison@texthelp.com>

Sorry, Tab does not work, nor does it seem to work in Opera.....it works in
IE though....maybe I need to reset it ....

Regards,
Asif./


----- Original Message -----
From: "Asif" <asif@studynook.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Gary Morrison" <g.morrison@texthelp.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: Audio formats


>
> Just an FYI:
>
> On my site www.accessibleware.org I use a plug-in from BrowseAloud. Once
the
> site is enabled, and you have downloaded the plug-in, you can "hear" the
> site. It requires you to move the mouse or I assume tab, to get over the
> sentence/line of text, and then you can "hear" it. The person to reach at
> BrowseAloud is Garry Morrison <g.morrison@texthelp.com>. Let me know how
> that works out.
>
> Regards,
> Asif./
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
> To: "Webmaster@EDD" <web@edd.ca.gov>
> Cc: "'Charles McCathieNevile'" <charles@sidar.org>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 2:46 PM
> Subject: Re: Audio formats
>
>
> >
> > I'm not sure what you have in mind, but plenty of people enjoy
> > listening to the radio, via the internet, and this must include the
> > visually impaired.
> > presumably some stations write their content for the deaf community.
> > Would you prefer your news read by a newscaster you know or a machine?
> >
> > Many of our users have a visual impairment, and may also have a
> > cognitive one.
> > Our students undoubtedly prefer recorded audio at the present time, as
> > do children.
> > Ours have experience of listening and understanding human speech
> > impediments.
> > Children don't, in the main.
> >
> > It remains true that screen readers may appear to offer convenience, if
> > you have the funds available, the ability to configure and use one, and
> > the intelligence to understand what is being read.
> > In any other case an alternative solution may be preferable.
> >
> > Jonathan
> >
> > On Tuesday, February 18, 2003, at 04:39 PM, Webmaster@EDD wrote:
> >
> > > Thanks Chaals.
> > >
> > > I can elaborate on the customers' belief, only in so far as I
> > > understand it
> > > (and yes, I've asked).
> > >
> > > Here's what I know:  A Deputy Director heard about text-to-speech, and
> > > thought that meant "recorded audio," and directed her staff to
> > > investigate
> > > the idea of pushing all her department's content in both written and
> > > recorded audio formats.  Those staff then directed their research on
> > > the
> > > subject of her literal request (rather than focusing on the spirit of
> > > her
> > > intent).
> > >
> > > I've never heard of anyone anywhere ever using recorded audio versions
> > > of
> > > written content in an effort to improve accessibility for the visually
> > > impaired community.
> > >
> > > Was wondering if anyone else has.
> > >
> > > sb
> > >
> > >
> > >> Can you explain more about why your customers believe there is value
> > >> in
> > >> recorded audio? It may be that I am missing something particular to
> > >> your case.
> > >
> > >> cheers
> > >
> > >> Chaals
> > >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
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