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Re: Talking websites


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Mar 31, 2010 8:45AM

On 31/03/2010 13:28, Geof Collis wrote:
> I'm wondering what the Pros and Cons are of talking websites?

Cons: depending on how you implement the feature, talking sites can
actually interfere with screen readers (in the simplest case, you may
hear two audio streams at the same time...the self-voicing feature of
the site and your screen reader's output).

> I understand a site needs to be accessible for it to work properly
> but is there a real need for it

There's arguments for and against self-voicing features. I'm firmly of
the belief that users have a responsibility for using the right tools
that work for them, and not everything can or should be done by
websites/developers. Same argument as those text size widgets etc.

Patrick H. Lauke