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Re: Adobe Request



Self voicing is a very lousy idea. 

Self voicing means that everyone with a proprietary device is oing to 
write a proprietary screen reader for that device. That means that we, the 
users, must learn a different set of commands for each device.

Recognize, please, that speech access is not just the simple job of 
"printing" the contents of a file to a speaker/headphone. You have things 
like pause and resume. You need forward and back by word, by line, by 
sentence, by character, etc., etc.;

Gosh, if I understand this correctly, you're probably going to want this 
self voicing application to support cut and past, too.After all, the 
sighted version does.
 On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Thomas Ward wrote:

> Self voicing is a good idea,or at least get them interested in working on
> Acrobat for Linux to be fully accessible with Gnopernicus when it is
> released.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Roger <roger@cclawyer.COM>
> To: Emacspeak List <emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 8:46 AM
> Subject: Adobe Request
> 
> 
> >
> >
> >
> >   I filled out the form just now. I would like to make the suggestions
> that
> > you pick "multiple products", request Text-To-Speech initially in Acrobat
> > Reader utilizing Via Voice ( since this is probably the easiest for them),
> > under unix type systems and expanding TTS support to other applications in
> > the future.  I think that covers things pretty succinctly.  Any other
> > suggestions before we all do it?  I think the reason this feature is
> > important is obvious, but perhaps someone out there can put it more
> > eloquently.
> >
> > Peace
> > rog
> >
> >
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