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Re: Talking websites


From: Geof Collis
Date: Mar 31, 2010 8:36AM

Thanks Mike

I got most of that from



At 08:57 AM 3/31/2010, you wrote:
>Geof asked about the pros and cons of talking websites.
>There is a service called Browse Aloud which I evaluated, that will
>speech enable websites using a browser plug-in that the user
>installs. They have some good information on their website about the
>service and links to places where it has been implemented. The
>service is not meant to be a substitute for a screen reader or a
>magnifier but does provide many advantages to people who may use it.
>People who understand spoken English but may not be proficient
>English readers.
>People who are dyslexic or have other cognitive disabilities.
>People with mild vision issues who have do not use a screen reader
>or magnifier.
>The only cons that I can think of are that it requires a user to
>install a third party plug-in to use the service and that you have
>to pay to have your site enabled for the service. Of course the
>funding for the service needs to come from somewhere.
>Mike Moore