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Re: [csswg-drafts] [mediaqueries-4 ] Deprecate 'speech' media type as well?

From: Florian Rivoal via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 02:53:35 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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Right, but CSS speech isn't just meant for screen readers (although they can use it was well), but also for UAs that do a pure audio rendition of the document, without any reference to a 2D visual layout. For these, the `speech` media type isn't crazy, except I don't know if this is just a theoretical use case, or if there are audio UAs that implement it, or audio UAs that would implement it but just haven't got around doing it yet.

My googlefu isn't very strong today, but I am pretty sure that there are EPUB UAs that can read the book aloud to you, instead of displaying it. I presume they actually work on marked up text and could support css-speech and this MQ, but I don't actually know and maybe they just work on plain text. We should check with these if they already support this or plan to, or have any kind of feedback about this.

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