[sword-devel] One of those weird ideas....
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Tue Sep 18 08:28:51 MST 2007
Braille is good - but it relies on presence of a braille terminal - I
understand they are very expensive and not overly comfortable - so many
people rely on screen readers - which in turn will make it hard for us
to find anyone actually testing the programmes.
But I am totally new to this, so I have no clue. I will ask around what
is the most suitable way forward and will come back.
DM Smith wrote:
> Another weird idea, allow for transliteration into braille. Probably
> won't give the proper tactile response unless printed to a braille
> On Sep 17, 2007, at 4:51 PM, peter wrote:
>> I am at the moment trying to set up a laptop for a blind member of our
>> One of the wonderful things here is obviously the festival support
>> comes with gnomesword - Karl, thank you! - which gave me an idea for a
>> new feature - would it be possible for a module to contain sound
>> files -
>> just as some now contain images?
>> I could imagine a commentary where each sound file is associated to
>> passage coming in really useful for a) for general use associating
>> already recorded sermons, lectures etc to biblical text and b)
>> specifically as a help for the blind.
>> I would think that it should be relatively straight forward (not
>> being a
>> programmer makes all things appear straight forward :-) ) to have a
>> launch e.g. totem or whatever other pre-existing media player is
>> associated with a particular filetype.
>> The advantages over the existing festival support is the natural voice
>> of a recording, the ability to make use of music etc and the
>> possibility to import existing taped sermon collections etc. The
>> disadvantage is obviously the loss of granularity and generality -
>> Festival can read each individual verse and could be used to read
>> type of module, irrespective of whether it is recorded or not.
>> Festival is obviously not available for many languages.
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