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From: Austin, Darrel
Date: Jun 30, 2005 1:18PM


> Surrey, BC - June 28, 2005 - Until now it has been difficult,
> if not impossible, for those with disabilities that affect
> reading to access and enjoy the Internet. Browsealoud, an
> innovative new audio solution developed by TextHelp Systems
> Inc., is expanding horizons for users with disabilities while
> increasing reading retention levels for those without
> challenges.

"Browsealoud is a Windows application designed for use with Internet
Explorer 5.5, Netscape Navigator 7, and Mozilla 1.7.3 upwards."

Great. Another accessibility product only accessible to Windows users. ;0)

So, outside of the PR mumbo jumbo, what is this? Is it like any other screen
reader in that it reads text in a systhesized manner? The main benefit being
that the end-user doesn't have to purchase software?

-Darrel