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RE: Comments on How PWD Use the Web

From: Helle BjarnÝ <hbj@visinfo.dk>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 17:10:07 +0200
Message-ID: <E5940A763C691849BB0B6856E388A14A3CCCA9@VFSNTFS01>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

I think we should keep dyslexic under screen readers as some people with
dyslexia are using a screen reader even though many are using text-to-speech
and here very few uses voice recognition due to lack of national language.
Is synthetic speech and digitized speech the same?

Helle BjarnÝ
Visual Impairment Knowledge Centre
Rymarksvej 1, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark
Phone: +45 39 46 01 01
fax: +45 39 61 94 14
e-mail hbj@visinfo.dk
Direct phone: +45 39 46 01 04

-----Original Message-----
From: Libby Cohen [mailto:lcohen@alltech-tsi.org] 
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 11:22 PM
To: EOWG (E-mail)
Subject: Comments on How PWD Use the Web

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
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

Assistive Technology-Universal Design-Web Accessibility
Check our Web site www.alltech-tsi.org

Libby Cohen, Ed.D., ATP
The Spurwink Institute
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