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Re: Speech enabling software


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Dec 14, 2005 5:40PM

Paul Bohman wrote:

> On the other hand, if we ignore the business model and look at the
> product only in terms of its technical merit, I believe it does hold
> some promise.

Yup, definitely agree. That's why I'd say it would make so much more
sense to either give the plugin away for free in an un-restricted
version, or charge users (rather than site owners) a nominal fee, and
then make proper money from offering accessibility consultancy, web
design services, etc.

> Unfortunately, I wonder if their business model is going to get in the
> way of technical development. There are so few web sites that are
> "Browsealoud enabled" that it's hard for users to give feedback on how
> useful the tool is on a wide range of web sites or types of web content.

If you want, I can send you my (deceptively simple) instructions to add
any site to the whitelist with nothing more than a text editor...for
testing and evaluation purposes only, of course.

Patrick H. Lauke