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Re: WebAIM-Forum Digest, Vol 25, Issue 12

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Date: Apr 23, 2007 6:10AM


Most of the speech users I know are students or employees. They do much more than "read" a page. However, I believe that I'd love to know more about free software for our older group. Many in this group like to keep in touch with their children using email and do some on-line banking. Most of the computers are not Macs.

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>From: tedd < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>Sent: Apr 22, 2007 9:18 AM
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>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] WebAIM-Forum Digest, Vol 25, Issue 12
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>At 9:03 AM -0400 4/21/07, smithj7 wrote:
>>I know that the makers of JAWS, for instance, are constantly updating to
>>keep up with technology. I heard the new version of JAWS is addressing
>>issues with DOM.
>>
>>I see the problem being at least twofold: high cost of speech access
>>software ...
>
>I don't really see that. There are free speech-software routines available.
>
>A few years ago I wrote a "blind browser" for the Mac. You simply
>gave it a url and it would speak the text it found after ripping out
>all the html. If one man can do this in a short time, then I don't
>really see the problems/expense people have with using speech
>software.
>
>The problems with screen readers is reading the screen and organizing
>the content in a way that means something. That seems to me to be a
>hard way to go about all of this. I still think that the content of a
>web site can be found in the text it contains and not the image it
>projects, but much sharper minds than mine are at work here.
>
>Cheers,
>
>tedd
>
>PS: What's with the subject line here anyway?
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