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

From: <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:03:37 -0500 (EST)
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.1202211200180.5131@cygnus.smart.net>

great idea but
. who will host it
. who will set it up
. how do you decide what is or is not assistive
. and most important, who/how will it be kept up to date

years ago you had two or three different things that sort of worked, the 
rest were screwed and the web was pretty stable.

but time flys and the web is so dynamic and the assistive tech is so 
powerful that what is on your machine is probably out of date as soon as 
it is installed.

Bob



On Tue, 21 Feb 2012, Patrick H. Lauke wrote:

> Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:49:32 +0000
> From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Text-to-speech feature: a real help ?
> Resent-Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:50:08 +0000
> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> 
> On 21/02/2012 16:37, David Best wrote:
>> For those users
>> that have user browser agent tools, there is little value, but for those
>> that do not and have less experience in navigation, might consider it a
>> helpful feature.
>
> Give a man a fish...
>
> Wondering if it would be more helpful to point them to some resource that 
> lists available tools for them, to make browsing on ALL sites better suited 
> for them. I remember hassling Jonathan (heh) about making the MyWebMyWay 
> resources independent of the BBC site back in his days there 
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/ ... I've not kept up with it, but I 
> wonder if there's a similar resource (not attached to an existing web 
> property) that could be linked to?
>
> P
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