I have heard of this or something similiar. The systems people I work with, while intrigued with the possibilities are sceptical about
the usefulness, in terms of 1. the amount of time downloading MP3 files, and the amount of hardware that people would need to have to
make it work.
I would have questions about the feasibility of using it for web sites that contain anything other than basic text, and even then I
would think (being more familiar with screen readers than MP3) that moving auditorially through links would be very difficult. I would
have similar questions about Java scripts etc.
I would be interested in knowing what else you hear.
Audrey Gorman wrote:
> Hi, all!
> This (item below) is a cross-post from another list. Apologies to anyone who's seen it already. My questions are:
> 1) Has anyone heard of this company or software?
> 2) Can we use it to make web sites, library hardware directions or other things more accessible to more people in library settings?
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