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Re: Raw minutes of 15 June UA Guidelines

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 08:38:52 -0500
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To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
I don't think we only need to look at speech browsers for implementation 
experience, but any technology that uses speech including screen readers 
and OCR technologies like Open Book Ruby Edition and Kurzweil 1000/3000.


At 10:12 PM 6/19/00 -0400, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>Jon Gunderson wrote:
> >
> > On control over speech rate and other characteristics all of our
> > implementation experience is based not on CSS principles, but on
> > enumeration of the ranges of speech technologies and providing controls
> > that reflect the enumerated values.  I think this approach should be the
> > first priority, since we can show that it can be implemented.  The
> > secondary consideration if information can not be enumerated.
>I agree with Jon that we should find out what we can about
>existing speech technologies and the ranges that are offered
>(as Gregory examined for speech rate [1]).
>Gregory, would you take an action to report back ranges of values
>for the various speech characteristic properties (excluding emacspeak,
>which I guess conforms to CSS2's properties in this case, but is
>not a browser)?
>  - Ian
>[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2000AprJun/0482.html
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