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

From: Ginger Claassen <ginger.claassen@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:47:35 +0100
Message-ID: <4F43BC97.6040906@gmx.de>
To: Terrill Bennett <list.w3c@spam-message.com>
CC: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi all,

I do not now but I hav heard of varous websites where they have a tts 
feature for convinience with a nice voice. So it might be a nice goodie :-)

Solong

     Ginger


On 21.02.2012 15:46, Terrill Bennett wrote:
> 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).
>>
>> 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
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