Sounds really interesting. The problem is, MP3 audio files take up a
horrendous amount of space, which would make them impractical for long
documents or books. For short instructions, they would be okay. And you
could include cool sounds and a lot of nifty effects, to liven things up for
sound as people do for video. I think it might be fun to use it for
computer games created or adapted for visually impaired people or those with
learning disabilities. So far, digitized text files are much smaller and
easier to move around than MP3 files. But it's a neat idea, and may have
many uses for serving people over telephone lines, etc.
From: Audrey Gorman [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 3:02 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Convert text to audio files
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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