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Posts Tagged ‘text-to-speech’

Comics Empower: An Audio Comic Book Store for the Blind

When you think of comics and graphic novels, one of the first assumptions is that they are a visual medium. Therefore, it only follows that they aren’t accessible to the blind, right? Well, Guy Hasson is trying to change that through his comic book company Comics Empower, that make comic books into audio format for blind and visually impaired people to read.

Facebook: Is it getting easier to use?

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So I blogged last week about technology and how it changes people’s lives. I’ve now read an article on Wired.com which talks about the team of people that makes Facebook accessible to disabled people. I decided to write a blog about how I – and other disabled people – use Facebook, what I still struggle with, and whether I think the accessibility is getting any better.

Giving Technology A Voice (part 3) – The Power of Speech

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Speech recognition was initially designed for people who felt they needed to do lots of typing but couldn’t touch-type, otherwise known as the one-finger typing brigade or ‘hen-peckers’. However, it soon became apparent that there were disabled people out there, who couldn’t type by hand or struggled with literacy, who were suddenly thrown a computer life-line.