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RE: Embedded Sound without Java

From: Andrew Johns <andrew.johns@jkd.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 09:50:04 +0100
Message-ID: <FDFC0668A850D246BC4231715D94904E266C36@uranus.jkd.co.uk>
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Thanks for your comments from David and Bob so far.

I am aware of the problems with hardware and high bandwidth, however I am not suggesting that the audio embedding is the only method of providing better accessibility, nor am I suggesting that they would have this sound forced upon them.

What I AM proposing is to have preferences by which the user can turn on Audio for navigation, etc.  From the hardware point of view, (e.g. not accessible to those without soundcards, bandwidth, etc) this isn't an issue, as this is no different from providing another alternative form of accessibility, such as the hardware required to convert a webpage to braile.  All we're doing is giving them the option to make use of any hardware that they DO have.

What I want to achieve is a method of providing audio transcriptions of navigation, regardless of platform and hardware.  If there is no way of doing so with one player, maybe it IS possible to provide the user with the ability to choose their audio player of choice in their preferences.

Thanks again for your comments so far,

Kind Regards,

Received on Thursday, 11 July 2002 04:50:05 UTC

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