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Re: checkpoint 6.15

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 1999 08:41:13 -0700
Message-Id: <199908201336.IAA14693@staff2.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: thatch@us.ibm.com, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Checkpoint 6.15 was not considered critical for accessibility, but pitch
and gender can be very important for some disabilities.  I have worked with
a few people with closed head injuries using reading technologies, and they
seem very particular about the articulation characteristics of the speech.
Most people I have worked with who are visually impaired though don't seem
to concerned about pitch and geneder, as long as the voice quality is high.

Do you think these should be a higher or lower priority?


At 09:24 PM 8/19/99 -0500, thatch@us.ibm.com wrote:
>6.15: Allow the user to control speech volume, pitch, gender and other
>articulation characteristics.
>Why are pitch and gender and other characteristics, priority 2?
>Jim Thatcher
>IBM Special Needs Systems
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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