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RE: Voice Web

From: Geoff Deering <gdeering@acslink.net.au>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 05:20:50 +1000
To: "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NBBBJPNFCLNLAADCLFJBKEGOHDAA.gdeering@acslink.net.au>
Thanks, that's great, but I can't find the "real" link to the Opera
multimodal browser.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Phill Jenkins

  Please read http://www-306.ibm.com/software/pervasive/multimodal/
  and you'll find specs, demos, and software such as Opera's Multi-modal

  Please note that multi-modal here means using multiple modes of input and
output at the same time, for example using a PDA and inputting by both
tapping with the stylus and speaking text with voice recognition.  It
assumes the user can see, hear, and talk.  Of course an application could be
designed or modified for only using the Phone, but then it wouldn't be
easily available to the deaf .  Typically screen readers provide access to
the visual interface with minimal changes to the applications.  In my mind,
multi-modal and accessibility are related, but really two different things.

  Phill Jenkins
  IBM Research - Accessibility Center
  11501 Burnet Rd,  Austin TX 78758  http://www.ibm.com/able

        "Geoff Deering" <gdeering@acslink.net.au>
        Sent by: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org
        08/24/2004 12:32 PM
       To "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
              Subject Voice Web


  Has anyone ever had a contract, tender or work proposal for a voice based
  web site?

  I ask this as I have a government department (via and agency) who wants me
  to complete transfering a site into a CMS.  I have plenty of experience in
  developing for web accessibility and screen readers, but I have to rewrite
  cover letter to address these issues as it seems they cannot find anyone
  with enough experience in this area, and to me it appears that screen
  readers would be the technology used, or is there something else?  I can't
  get any other information from them.  Most of the other W3C technologies
  this area (VoiceXML / Aural CSS) that I know of are not really supported
  present, or am I wrong?

  Dept has established a Voice website to inform its personnel about the
  Voice Network;  Voice Policy and Procedures;  and information of the
  features and functionality for all standard Voice equipment in the Dept
  Voice environment, to enhance client knowledge and skills and maximise
  productivity in using Dept Voice equipment.

  The website was constructed in Dreamweaver about a year ago.  It now
  requires conversion to HIVE, in order to maintain consistency with CSIG
  website management requirements, and much of the current information is
  inaccurate.  The conversion to HIVE is currently about 90% complete, but
  requires the engagement of a consultant to complete, and to maintain
  currency of the website on a regular basis.

  Geoff Deering
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