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Subject: Re: Rockbox for the visually impaired.
From: BlueChip (
Date: 2003-09-23

At 19:07 22/09/03 -0400, you wrote:
>Manuel wrote:
> > In the requested features I saw a request for visually
> > impaired settings. I would very much support that. Beeps for
> > different files or folders. Even better would be to have
> > talking menus, if possible. When entering the main menu, a
> > little mp3 file could tell you "General settings" When moving
> > down another file would be triggered and tell you "record
> > settings" and so on. Is that technically possible?
>I think that it would be possible to have low bit-rate mono MP3s stored in
>the RAM for use by the visually impaired. What about the spoken letters of
>the alphabet, numbers, and symbols plus common words? That would allow AJB
>to "say" things like
>"Folder" "T" "H" "E" "space" "B" "E" "A" "T" "L" "E" "S"
>... and ...
>"MP3" "Y" "E" "S" "T" "E" "R" "D" "A" "Y"
>I admit that it's not going to make the AJB a pleasure for the visually
>impaired, but it would make it usable in ways that it is not now.
>These spoken words, phrases, and characters could be loaded from hard disk
>and unloaded when music was playing. That would also allow one to easily
>create versions for the visually impaired in multiple languages. Thoughts?
> Fred Maxwell

You might find my recent post on fonetiks of interest?

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