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Re: Would like information about voice enabled web sites

From: Alexander Griesmeier <alexg@talkingweb.net>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 10:03:45 +0200
To: "Mar, William" <william.mar@cwhkt.com>, "'Judy Brewer'" <jbrewer@w3.org>, Philip Ramsey <jamaican@colis.com>, <www-voice@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B5612B81.D74%alexg@talkingweb.net>
Dear Sirs and Madams,

we have just finished the development and deployment of an Internet Voice
Browser in Germany. We do support HTML 4.0 with Aural Style Sheets and some
HTML enrichments. Navigation is done via speech or DTMF.

The biggest difference to other products is, that our software is typically
used by a telco, who offers a special telephone service for reading HTML
based Internet content via a normal (or mobile) telephone. So there is no
software component which has to be installed on the PC. You need the PC only
for configuration of the Voice Browser.

At that point in time we have 500 concurrent lines up and running here in
Germany. We are also offering an open portal, where we accumulate
information for easier navigation and the developer support. We are planning
our next release for the support of the English and Japanese language and
telco support within the US.

You can get product realted information via: http://www.talkingweb.net.

Alexander Griesmeier

> Von: "Mar, William" <william.mar@cwhkt.com>
> Datum: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 09:16:50 +0800
> An: "'Judy Brewer'" <jbrewer@w3.org>, Philip Ramsey <jamaican@colis.com>,
> www-voice@w3.org
> Betreff: RE: Would like information about voice enabled web sites
> Neu gesendet von: www-voice@w3.org
> Neu gesendet am: Sun, 4 Jun 2000 21:18:02 -0400 (EDT)
> Judy,
> Do you know any one working on Mobile device voice browser?
> William
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Judy Brewer [mailto:jbrewer@w3.org]
> Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 2:37 AM
> To: Philip Ramsey; www-voice@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Would like information about voice enabled web sites
> Philip,
> There are also links to a variety of browsers, including voice browsers
> designed specifically for people with visual impairments, at
> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/References/Browsing>.
> EMacSpeak, HomePage Reader, and PWWebSpeak may be the kind of products you
> are looking for. But one of the most important things you can do on your
> end, if you are building a Web site that you want to make sure works well
> for people with visual disabilities, is to follow the "Web Content
> Accessibility Guidelines." That way, regardless of whether the people using
> your site are using a voice browser, a text browser, a GUI browser plus
> screen reader, a screen magnifier, voice recognition, or any one of a
> number of other means of accessing the Web, the site will still work for
> them. 
> You can find the accessibility guidelines at <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG>.
> You may find the "Checklist" the easiest place to start, if you are
> designing a site. By the way, these guidelines are good to use when you
> design your other sites as well, since people with disabilities don't just
> visit sites about disability. If you have more questions about these
> resources you can ask <wai@w3.org>.
> Happy designing,
> - Judy
> At 11:32 AM 6/3/00 +0800, Mar, William wrote:
>> Any others?
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Walker, Mark R [mailto:mark.r.walker@intel.com]
>> Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2000 12:32 AM
>> To: 'Philip Ramsey'
>> Cc: 'www-voice@w3.org'
>> Subject: RE: Would like information about voice enabled web sites
>> Mr. Ramsey-
>> I recommend visting the following web site to obtain
>> a demonstration of a voice browser application .....
>> http://www.conversa.com/home.asp
>> -Mark R. Walker
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Philip Ramsey [mailto:jamaican@colis.com]
>>> Sent: Friday, June 02, 2000 9:12 AM
>>> To: www-voice@w3.org
>>> Subject: Would like information about voice enabled web sites
>>> Dear Sirs/Madames,
>>> I discovered today on W3C.com site that there is a proposed definition
>>> for voice enabled web sites. I see this as a major advancement in web
>>> design for the visually impaired. I am currently doing volunteer work
>>> for a number of charitable organizations in Jamaica, one of which is
>>> affiliated with the Jamaica Society for the Blind. It is my aim to put
>>> the Jamaica Society for the Blind on the www with their own
>>> domain name
>>> and voice enabled site. Am I misunderstanding the purpose of the voice
>>> browser? Will it facilitate the visually impaired in experiencing the
>>> web? Are there any beta browser software available for testing?
>>> Philip Ramsey
>>> --
>>> Philip Ramsey
>>> Web page: http://members.colis.com/~jamaican
>>> Come join the Jamaica Round Table. It's located @
>>> http://forums.delphi.com/m/main.asp?sigdir=4Jamaica&isp=if&pic
>> =in-IAN8766634
> -- 
> Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
> Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
> World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
> MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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