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Re: Advice sought for ReadSpeaker


From: Patrick Dunphy
Date: Jul 19, 2010 9:45AM

Thanks Deborah,

I too noticed the lack of keyboard accessibity. Not crazy about it playing
back via a flash object & am hoping that the playback interface can be

What I like about this is that this isn't intended to be a replacement for
existing adaptive technology. I'd expect screen reader users to keep using
screen readers. It plays back only if you want it too & would benefit those
that don't necessarily use a screen reader.


On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 11:29 AM, < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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.
> -deborah