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Re: Talking websites


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Mar 31, 2010 12:12PM

While talking web sites can be entertaining and amusing at times there are
definite cons with screen readers. First the speed at one which a narrator
talks on a talking web site is much slower than what I read with JAWS and is
not a good use of my time. Secondly, when music is in the background on a
web site often times it is louder than the screen reader and is more
distracting than helpful as is also true with some of the voice over as
well. Occasionally I have come across a site where the sound can be disabled
on the site that is obvious rather than having to go through various
internal processes with my computer. I personally would recommend in the
development of a web site a process where the audible features can be turned
on or off at the preference of the visitor.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Geof Collis" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 5:28 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] Talking websites

> Hi All
> I'm wondering what the Pros and Cons are of talking websites?
> I understand a site needs to be accessible for it to work properly
> but is there a real need for it and if a site is very elaborate how
> would it handle many navigation links etc.
> cheers
> Geof
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