Hi tom.

I suppose ultimately this is just because people like scansoft and whoever make eloquence are too greedy to just let people use their voices for other programs than Jaws, Hal or window eyes.


However with more voicing programs being used on mobile phones, in generic business reading software etc, I'm not sure how long this atitude was persist, ---- also, these days there seem far more makers of good quality voices around than a short time ago.

Myself, I'm not convinced this situation will continue, especially when people realize that decent quality sapi complient synths are fairly easy to come by.

Beware the grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Screen reader support in BGT


Hi Dark,

I'm glad somebody actually agrees with me. Supporting x number of
screen readers is, to be blunt, absolutely silly and unnecessary.
However, I know the reason or the logic behind it. Some people love
Eloquence and want Eloquence support AKA Jaws support. Personally, I
don't find that a compelling reason to add screen reader support
because I'm not an Eloquence fan, but you know how it goes. Different
strokes for different folks and all that.

Cheers!




On 1/20/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
Not to mention Sapi.

there are those of us who use Hal, and thus don't have any of the
above, ---- in fact my personal feeling is why add support for several
windows screen readers which some people may or may not have when you can do
just as well with sapi which everyone has.

Sorry, but it just seems silly to develope support for five different
systems in an effort to please everyone when you could do it with just the
one.

The only issue there is with sapi sis that not everyone will have a decent
voice, ---- but this is a synth voice issue not a screen reader one, and
with companies like seerprock, acapella neospeech etc producing good quality
sapi compliant voices which no longer cost the earth to buy, it's a good
investment for anyone who wants to play audio games.

in fact, I regard buying a sapi voice as rather like buying a joystick where
audio games are concerned.

Beware the grue!

Dark.

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