Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Starting to cross one divide

I was talking with someone recently who pointed out that text-to-speech software helped more than the blind -- the place I'd gone when thinking of that technology. It also helped people who spoke a primary language other than the one on the page. It also helps people who can't read. The below seems like an excellent opportunity to help cross more than one divide.

Speech takes on search engines: A Scottish firm is looking to attract web surfers with a search engine that reads out results.

(in: text_to_speech, digital_divide)