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From: Joe Clark
Date: Mar 17, 2004 9:13AM


Yesterday at CSUN, Apple announced (where? in a meeting, a press
release, a paper presentation?) the upcoming Spoken Interface for OS
X:

<http://www.apple.com/accessibility/spokeninterface/>;

This will in fact be the long-rumoured Apple screen reader *and
more*, we are told.

<http://www.maccessibility.com/archive/000893.php >
<http://www.businessweek.com/print/technology/content/nov2003/tc20031112_9773_tc056.htm?tc>;
<http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&;threadid=47105>

Press coverage from yesterday:

<http://www.businessweek.com/print/technology/content/mar2004/tc20040316_6454_tc056.htm?tc>;
<http://www.macdailynews.com/comments.php?id=P2343_0_1_0>;

Now, Apple is actively looking for beta-testers for this "technology
preview." If you know someone who's blind or visually-impaired (or
isn't) and is a Mac user (or isn't), pass the following URL along:

<http://www.apple.com/accessibility/spokeninterface/questionnaire.html>;

If you fill out the questionnaire and answer yes to the last
question, you may be considered for beta-testing.

I have friends at Apple, but beyond that I don't have any formal
involvement with the project.

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Joe Clark | <EMAIL REMOVED> | <http://joeclark.org/access/>;
Author, _Building Accessible Websites_ | <http://joeclark.org/book/>;
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