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RE: Would like information about voice enabled web sites

From: Mar, William <william.mar@cwhkt.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 09:16:50 +0800
Message-ID: <6DD98A4928EDD311A65200A0C9ABE310091FF6@hkgmsx01.cwhkt.com>
To: "'Judy Brewer'" <jbrewer@w3.org>, Philip Ramsey <jamaican@colis.com>, www-voice@w3.org
Judy,

Do you know any one working on Mobile device voice browser?

William

-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Brewer [mailto:jbrewer@w3.org]
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 2:37 AM
To: Philip Ramsey; www-voice@w3.org
Subject: RE: Would like information about voice enabled web sites


Philip,

There are also links to a variety of browsers, including voice browsers
designed specifically for people with visual impairments, at 
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/References/Browsing>.

EMacSpeak, HomePage Reader, and PWWebSpeak may be the kind of products you
are looking for. But one of the most important things you can do on your
end, if you are building a Web site that you want to make sure works well
for people with visual disabilities, is to follow the "Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines." That way, regardless of whether the people using
your site are using a voice browser, a text browser, a GUI browser plus
screen reader, a screen magnifier, voice recognition, or any one of a
number of other means of accessing the Web, the site will still work for
them. 

You can find the accessibility guidelines at <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG>.
You may find the "Checklist" the easiest place to start, if you are
designing a site. By the way, these guidelines are good to use when you
design your other sites as well, since people with disabilities don't just
visit sites about disability. If you have more questions about these
resources you can ask <wai@w3.org>.

Happy designing,

- Judy

At 11:32 AM 6/3/00 +0800, Mar, William wrote:
>Any others?
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Walker, Mark R [mailto:mark.r.walker@intel.com]
>Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2000 12:32 AM
>To: 'Philip Ramsey'
>Cc: 'www-voice@w3.org'
>Subject: RE: Would like information about voice enabled web sites
>
>
>Mr. Ramsey-
>
>I recommend visting the following web site to obtain
>a demonstration of a voice browser application .....
>http://www.conversa.com/home.asp
>
>
>-Mark R. Walker
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>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Philip Ramsey [mailto:jamaican@colis.com]
>> Sent: Friday, June 02, 2000 9:12 AM
>> To: www-voice@w3.org
>> Subject: Would like information about voice enabled web sites
>> 
>> 
>> Dear Sirs/Madames,
>> 
>> I discovered today on W3C.com site that there is a proposed definition
>> for voice enabled web sites. I see this as a major advancement in web
>> design for the visually impaired. I am currently doing volunteer work
>> for a number of charitable organizations in Jamaica, one of which is
>> affiliated with the Jamaica Society for the Blind. It is my aim to put
>> the Jamaica Society for the Blind on the www with their own 
>> domain name
>> and voice enabled site. Am I misunderstanding the purpose of the voice
>> browser? Will it facilitate the visually impaired in experiencing the
>> web? Are there any beta browser software available for testing?
>> 
>> Philip Ramsey
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Philip Ramsey
>> Web page: http://members.colis.com/~jamaican
>> Come join the Jamaica Round Table. It's located @
>> http://forums.delphi.com/m/main.asp?sigdir=4Jamaica&isp=if&pic
>=in-IAN8766634
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-- 
Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
Received on Sunday, 4 June 2000 21:17:51 GMT

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