[laptop-accessibility] A possible solution?
jg at laptop.org
Sun Sep 30 13:54:40 EDT 2007
Don't take the lack of activity from OLPC's end as lack of interest...
About all we've had time to do is raise the topic of speech synthesis
technology for many languages when talking to people with such
It's just it is *hard* to bring a laptop to production....
A concrete proposal with legwork done of what to do, how, and by whom
would be very interesting...
On Sun, 2007-09-30 at 10:19 -0500, Aaron Cannon wrote:
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> Hi all.
> I am a bit concerned by the seeming lack of progress being made in regards
> to getting a working screen reader for the XO. Please don't get me wrong.
> I realize that there are a thousand and one projects that also need to get
> done, and that the stalling of this project is simply because folks are too
> busy. That is why I believe that an alternative approach might be in order.
> There may be several reasons why this is infeasible, and I would appreciate
> hearing people's thoughts.
> I would like us to seek a grant for the purpose of hiring a developer or
> three to work on the coding of a screen reader, and possibly a magnification
> program. I believe that by doing so, we could get this project off the
> ground a lot faster. Also, we just might end up with a better product over
> all; not because people who aren't getting paid do shoddier work (I
> certainly don't believe that), but because it might cause this project to
> get a little more attention than it otherwise might.
> Of course, the persons hired would have to be vetted by the OLPC group, and
> they would have no greater status than any other contributor. They would
> simply be getting paid to work on particular things.
> Any thoughts?
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