CSS3 Speech Module

Hi, folks-

I just wanted to make sure that you are aware that the CSS3 Speech 
Module draft spec [1] has just updated for the first time since 2004.

I don't know too much about it, but it seems that this is now being 
driven by Daniel Weck of the DAISY Consortium.  The abstract is as follows:

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a language for describing the rendering 
of HTML and XML documents on screen, on paper, in speech, etc. CSS 
defines aural properties that give control over rendering XML and HTML 
to speech. This draft describes the text to speech properties proposed 
for CSS level 3, and is a re-work of the informative CSS2.1 Aural 
appendix [CSS21]. These are designed for match the model described in 
the Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) Version 1.0 [SPEECH-SYNTHESIS].

Perhaps this isn't relevant to your work, but in case it is, I thought 
you might like to take a look to see if there is an opportunity for 

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-css3-speech-20110419/

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG, WebApps, Web Events, and Audio WGs

Received on Thursday, 21 April 2011 07:26:53 UTC