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RE: mistake in web page

From: Chuck Letourneau <cpl@starlingweb.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 15:47:43 -0400
Message-Id: <4.1.19990831154558.009a4920@host.igs.net>
To: "Chuck Hitchcock" <chitchcock@cast.org>
Cc: "keren beth moses" <kmoses@students.uiuc.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <ij@w3.org>
Chuck (Hitchcock) is right.  Thanks for reminding me that establishing
context is important when giving knee-jerk responses.

Chuck Letourneau

At 31/08/99 02:13 PM , Chuck Hitchcock wrote:
>I think that Beth is generally correct - but am aware of kids who are legally
>deaf who do use amplified text-to-speech to help gain access to subject area
>content such as social studies and science.  Many children who are deaf do
>experience reading difficulties which complicates the use of captions on video
>(analog or digital) for elementary school children.  Captions are often
>fleeting and the oral language used in a video is often well above the
>learners reading level.
>Since synthesized speech as an access tool for prepared text is not generally
>considered "critical" for those who are deaf, I would be inclined to change
>On the other hand, as Chuck Letourneau points out, individuals who are deaf or
>have severe motor expressive difficulties often use synthesized speech to
>generate language that others can more easily understand.  This, of course,
>would not apply to the use of such speech to read prepared web pages.
>Chuck Hitchcock, Director
>Universal Design Lab (UDL)and
>Product Development,
>CAST, Inc.,
>39 Cross Street, Peabody, MA 01960
>Voice 978 531-8555
>TTY 978 531-3110
>Fax 978 531-0192

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