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Re: Advice sought for ReadSpeaker


From: deblist@suberic.net
Date: Jul 19, 2010 9:30AM

The problem with accessible widgets is that most people who need
them will also have to have some other kind of accessibility
control, and it makes much more sense to work with existing
adaptive technology than to try to reproduce adaptive tech for a
single website.

(This is my frustration with Opera browse-by-voice. People who
are browsing by voice are also presumably controlling their
computers by voice, and switching back and forth between opera
voice control and general desktop voice control is clearly not
desirable behavior. It would make more sense for Opera to do the
work to play nicely with existing speech recognition systems.)

In the particular case of ReadSpeaker, I didn't find it to be
keyboard accessible playing around with their demos, but maybe
there was something I misunderstood.