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RE: Aural Style Sheets

From: David Balch <david.balch@continuing-education.oxford.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 16:12:04 -0000
Message-ID: <CCDA876B4148874F8F554995799FF1FB0BB47B@springbok.conted.ox.ac.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Yes - IBM do "Home Page Reader" http://www-3.ibm.com/able/hprdoc.html

It does use different voices for different parts of the page, so I assume it
uses CSS.

HTH,
Dave.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hawryluk, Zoltan [mailto:Zoltan.Hawryluk@attcanada.com]
> Sent: 10 February 2003 15:46
> To: www-style@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Aural Style Sheets
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I remember IBM having a solution for this.   It was some sort 
> of thing built
> on top of Internet Explorer if I do remember.  I never used 
> it though, and
> don't know if it uses Aural CSS.  
> 
> You are right ... it is sad that there is no implementation 
> in the common
> browsers.  Not only would it be great for the blind (which would be
> excellent reason in and of itself), but would be great to get 
> a computer to
> read a web page while the user is doing other things, like 
> sitting back in
> his or her living room having a brandy.  :-)
> 
> Z.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mr bgthr gdhrynr [mailto:somnium@freeuk.com]
> > Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003 6:08 AM
> > To: www-style@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: Aural Style Sheets
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > > You could write one; it really should not be that hard....
> > 
> > quite true. I could write one. then the web would have its 
> > first aural 
> > style sheet enabled webpage.
> > 
> > > > Where does one get a suitable browser ?
> > > 
> > 
> http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Info/People/raman/emacspeak/emacspeak.html -
> > - Google
> > > is your friend.
> > 
> > Ahh. What about the other 80% of people (sighted or 
> otherwise) using 
> > inferior operating systems like Windows and MacOSX ? Should 
> > they write 
> > their own aural browser ?
> > 
> > Seriously. I can remember TTS speech synthesis on all the 
> > 8-bit micros (
> > BBC b, ZXSpectrum, Amiga) -- are we really saying that 20 years on 
> > there's no obvious way to have your webpage read aloud ?
> > 
> 
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