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Re: TTS from web content?

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 08:42:10 -0700
Message-ID: <19581.8914.238102.638066@retriever.mtv.corp.google.com>
To: jcraig@apple.com
Cc: schwer@us.ibm.com, david.bolter@gmail.com, wai-xtech@w3.org
James,

Note that there is a  new XG under formation --HTMLSpeech ---
that you  might find worthwhile joining.

James Craig writes:
 > On Aug 19, 2010, David Bolter wrote:
 > > What do you think about having browsers provide built-in text-to-speech 
 > > capability to web content? 
 > 
 > On Aug 19, 2010, Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:
 > > I agree. We should have a JavaScript API for doing TTS.
 > 
 > 
 > There is room for Web text-to-speech in the proposal I sent to the list this morning. 
 > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-xtech/2010Aug/att-0079/UserInterfaceIndependence.html#identification
 > 
 > interface Speech {
 > 	// TBD, placeholder for speech-controlled user agents or assistive technology
 > 	// may need speech.synthesis and speech.recognition; each could have name/version/engine, etc. 
 > 	// potential method: speech.synthesis.speak() to trigger TTS from web app
 > 	// potential method: speech.recognition.updateDictionary() to capture correct pronunciation of uncommon or app-specific words
 > };
 > 
 > 

-- 
Best Regards,
--raman

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