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Speech enabling software


From: Kelly Hokkanen
Date: Dec 13, 2005 1:00PM


Do any of you have experience with speech enabling software such as
BrowseAloud or Readspeaker? These are becoming more widely used for UK
and European government websites, to provide enhanced accessibility for
users with cognitive disabilities, low vision, low literacy, and for
non-native speakers (English as a second language, etc). We are
considering implementation of this type of software for our state
government portal, and I'm trying to gather further information
regarding the value/benefit to the public. We've tested both products
here, so I'm not looking for product critiques, but rather, I'm looking
for feedback as far as whether the software is of actual benefit to
those target audiences and whether they are likely to use it.

Thank you,
Kelly Hokkanen
Director of Creative Services
InforME: Information Resource of Maine
(207) 621-2600 x28