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Re: Fw: The Audio Network

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 10:57:12 -0500
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David, what do you mean by 
"it places a heavy requirement burden on the user." ?

The user has to have real player installed, and he has to remember the 
keyboard shortcuts - so far no issues.  But the biggest problem I see is 
in an audio interface implemented this way as a bunch of audio files is 
that when returning to a page, it starts playing at the top again.  While 
a traditional screen reader interface will usually continue where you left 
off on that page - a big difference in my opinion. Of course a screen 
reader will also let you navigate around the page, not just listen in 
prerecorded sequence.  And as with most prerecorded audio, there is little 
chance to change the synthesizer voices.  I would characterize this site 
more as limited "interactive radio" on the web.

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