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Re: Fw: washingtonpost.com 'Talking' Tax Forms For Blind Developed.htm

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 19:43:55 +0100 (BST)
To: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
cc: wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0208301936280.4056-100000@jarl.webthing.com>

On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, David Poehlman wrote:

> The new IRS forms, which the IRS plans to post on its Web site
> (www.IRS.gov) next year, use pioneering software that allows the
> standard talking text services to read forms stored in PDF.

As with "accessible" flash, good as far as it goes.  But surely
generating speech from PDF has been solved for years!  Or has it
just not yet reached the Windows desktop in shrinkwrap?

But as far as any public service is concerned, it's committed the
most fundamental blunder of all if it requires its users to
install new equipment.

Nick Kew

Looking for work - http://www.webthing.com/~nick/
Received on Friday, 30 August 2002 14:43:58 UTC

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