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I'm forwarding the announcement of the new mailing list, which is
currently focused on the development of the common speech API.  This is
the mailing list Tim Cross has mentioned recently.  Anybody who is
interested in the topic is welcome on the mailing list.


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Hi!

A new accessibility@freedesktop.org mailing list has been created to 
intensify cooperation between several Unix/linux related accessibility 
projects.

http://freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/accessibility

The list will focus on developing news interoperable APIs and techniques, 
some of which might later be adopted by the FSG Accessibility Workgroup 
for standardization. The list will also be a place to discuss topics like 
accessibility in the X server etc.

The informal talks leading to the creation of the new mailing list have 
included developers who are also active at GNOME, KDE, SpeechDispatcher, 
BRASS, FreeTTS, ViaVoice, Sphinx, Mozilla, FSG Accessibility Workgroup, 
IBM, Sun Microsystems, SuSE/Novell, and Trolltech.

As a first project, we plan to work on a common driver API for speech 
synthesis and speech recognition engines, meaning that KDE, GNOME, 
SpeechDispatcher, etc. will all bridge to a common low-level driver API.

At a later point, we might have a look at the application side, too, but 
cooperation is far more difficult here.

Olaf

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Olaf Schmidt, KDE Accessibility Project
KDEAP co-maintainer, maintainer of http://accessibility.kde.org

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