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From: Joshue O Connor
Date: Dec 15, 2005 5:00AM


We are just about to add Browse aloud to our site (www.cfit.ie), so I have found this thread interesting and informative.

> 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, any more info/experiences with Browse Aloud and your whitelist instructions ( for eval only, of course), are very welcome. If you like, please send them to me, off thread, at <EMAIL REMOVED>

As an aside, in terms of the model, it would make more sense that they give it out for free and by doing so become more "visible" and thereby attract sponsorship and advertising or whatever they need to pay the bills. I had my reservations about Browse Aloud, for other reasons, mainly that a site had to be "enabled" to use it. A nice standards friendly site should be all the enabling we need to use these apps.

Anyway,we are going to give it a go and I'll keep y'all posted as to how I find it.

I'm signing of in a couple of days so - Happy Xmas to the WebAIM list!!

Josh


Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> 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.
>
> P