ACSS

Jordan Reiter (jreiter@mail.slc.edu)
Sun, 14 Sep 1997 17:10:22 -0500


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Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 17:10:22 -0500
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Jordan Reiter <jreiter@mail.slc.edu>
Subject: ACSS

Man, Aural CSS rocks!  I mean, I *really* like it.  Ever since I was
introduced to virtual reality, I was upset by the fact that it generally
focused solely on the visual aspects of an experience--not the aural
aspects.  If somehow an application can be created that supports CSS, and
text-to-speech voices can be improved to a more pleasant sound, I can see
ACSS becoming another form of web experience--one of all sound.  Imagine
*combining* a visual *and* aural experience of a site, an experience in
which sound is perceived as coming from all directions.  Man, oh man, if
there was software readily available, and it was affordable, I'd buy it.

I think one complaint I've often felt about web browsing is that it is such
a silent experience.  And if people *do* add sound, ten times out of eleven
it's something you don't want to hear.  But imagine, if you will, a webpage
which performed a scene out of Hamlet.  Sure, the voices might be stilted,
the accents might be slightly off--but it still would be marvelous.

Did I mention I love ACSS? :-)

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