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Apple screen reader technology preview

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 11:05:06 -0500
Message-Id: <a06001f07bc7e24b61201@[192.168.1.100]>
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, webaim-forum@list.webaim.org
Cc: "Adam C. Engst" <ace@tidbits.com>, tips2003@macintouch.com, john@daringfireball.net

Yesterday at CSUN, Apple announced (where? in a meeting, a press 
release, a paper presentation?) the upcoming Spoken Interface for OS 
X:

<http://www.apple.com/accessibility/spokeninterface/>

This will in fact be the long-rumoured Apple screen reader *and 
more*, we are told.

<http://www.maccessibility.com/archive/000893.php >
<http://www.businessweek.com/print/technology/content/nov2003/tc20031112_9773_tc056.htm?tc>
<http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=47105>

Press coverage from yesterday:

<http://www.businessweek.com/print/technology/content/mar2004/tc20040316_6454_tc056.htm?tc>
<http://www.macdailynews.com/comments.php?id=P2343_0_1_0>

Now, Apple is actively looking for beta-testers for this "technology 
preview." If you know someone who's blind or visually-impaired (or 
isn't) and is a Mac user (or isn't), pass the following URL along:

<http://www.apple.com/accessibility/spokeninterface/questionnaire.html>

If you fill out the questionnaire and answer yes to the last 
question, you may be considered for beta-testing.

I have friends at Apple, but beyond that I don't have any formal 
involvement with the project.

-- 

     Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org | <http://joeclark.org/access/>
     Author, _Building Accessible Websites_ | <http://joeclark.org/book/>
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