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Re: Text-to-speech feature: a real help ?

From: Terrill Bennett <list.w3c@spam-message.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:46:59 -0500
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20120221144715.4CF863B800C@homiemail-a96.g.dreamhost.com>
I have to ask...

1) If the user requires text-to-speech to 
understand your site, how did the user GET to 
your web site in order to benefit from this 
technology? ("Magic" is not an acceptable answer).

2) If the user requires text-to-speech to 
understand your site, and since users spend most 
of their time on OTHER web sites... what do they use when they leave your site?

Answering these two questions will probably answer your original question.

-- Terrill --

At 09:17 AM 2/21/2012, Régine Lambrecht wrote:
>Dear all,
>
>do you have references on how impaired users 
>consider text-to-speech alternative, such as 
>Readspeaker (<http://www.readspeaker.com>http://www.readspeaker.com).
>
>Is it a good feature to add to a page that is 
>already accessible ? Does it help impaired users 
>or do they consider this negatively (maybe 
>because you can’t skip paragraphs or easily read again words, for instance?) ?
>
>Thank you for your input
>
>
>
>Régine Lambrecht
>E-fficiency Coordinator
>Prevention Advisor
Received on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 14:47:47 GMT

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