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RE: Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Visitors Can Now Listen to Your We bsite


From: Austin, Darrel
Date: Jun 30, 2005 1:58PM

> The very nature of downloading a plug-in makes it sound like
> a visually-impaired user would be surfing around on the 'Net,
> until finally coming to this site and being cued (how?) that
> they can download a plug-in that will then read the site to
> them.

To be fair to the products concept, from what I can tell, this isn't really
meant to be targetted at the visually impaired, but, rather, at people who
can't read.

Though, if they can't read, how would they install it? ;o)

And, of course, I did add my smiley to the windows-only comment...I always
find web based accessibility products that are developed as platform-centric
solutions to be a tad ironic.