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Comments on How PWD Use the Web

From: Libby Cohen <lcohen@alltech-tsi.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 17:09:26 -0400
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
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My comments are about the assistive technology devices and software. 
Speech recognition
A very common use of speech recognition technologies is by persons with
learning disabilities. Should this use be added to the description of speech
recognition?
Speech synthesis
Suggest changing the term "speech synthesis" to "digitized speech" or
"text-to-speech." The term "speech synthesis" does not seem to be commonly
used. There are very few stand-alone speech synthesis devices. Most speech
is digitized now and is generated by software. 
Tabbing through structural elements
Suggest removing "dyslexic" from this description because persons who are
dyslexic usually don't use screen readers. They may use speech recognition
(speech-to-text) and text-to-speech or speech synthesis technologies. 
Libby Cohen


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