Re: blind library workers
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- Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 16:15:22 -0800 (PST)
- From: Bob Rasmussen <ras at anzio dot com>
- Subject: Re: blind library workers
This is an area I have explored a bit, but never put in to production use.
In Anzio, our telnet client, we have an interface into the Windows
text-to-speech engine, part of the Speech Application Program Interface
(SAPI). Anzio can connect to Innopac ("character-based"). This holds the
possibility of a more tightly integrated approach than using a
general-purpose screen reader (e.g., JAWS) with a graphical program (e.g.
Anzio is able to SPEAK the entire screen, specified parts of the screen,
or (in the 15.1 beta only) a highlighted area of the screen. It is also
able to SPEAK what is coming to it in the form of a passthrough print
I would welcome the opportunity to explore the usefulness of this feature,
and enhance it as seems appropriate. Since you're right up the highway, I
could do an on-site visit, if that would be useful.
(I have also explored speech input, but it appears that there is little
that I need to do in Anzio to accommodate that aspect.)
....Bob Rasmussen, President, Rasmussen Software, Inc.
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