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Re: Speech enabling software


From: ben morrison
Date: Dec 15, 2005 9:40AM

> It was only yesterday that I spotted a site that was Browsealoud
> enabled, I've never seen one before. So today I downloaded the software
> to test it. I know that it is installed and working because it read out
> the Browsealoud homepage.
> Sadly when I went back to the enabled site
> (http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/) I couldn't hear a thing!

Im coming in a bit late on this thread so sorry if this has been talked about.

We are currently evaluating the use of readspeakerXT
(http://www.readspeaker.com/) on our website, it would be good if we
could get some feedback or anyones thoughts on this product. We like
the fact that the end-user doesn't have to download any plugin,
although the cost is obviously an issue for lots of companies.

My intial thoughts are it puts everything into a frameset so thats
potentially very bad for the end user.

Anyway, any opinions would be gratefully recieved as I am yet to find
much info/reviews regarding this product:

www.poptech.coop (click on listen in the top menu)