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Subject: RE: Fw: A little wish list for the blind
From: Touillaud Nicolas (Nicolas.Touillaud_at_fr.thalesgroup.com)
Date: 2004-02-25


Thank you for your answers.

I don't know if a text to speach engine is usable with the processor, as far
as I've experienced it, such engine use a lot of memory (though I do
remember such a prog running on an Atari 520 STE, 512kb of ram, 8MHz
processor...). The advantage is obvious: no need to record anything,
possibility to identify a folder, a file... But a simple engine is specific
to the language.

As for exploring the menu, I was thinking of a single "indexed" low quality
MP3, with all the menu entries, small enough to fit entirely in memory while
remaining understandable. Accessing a menu just play a specfic part of this
cached MP3. Once again, I can't code in C or C++, it's just an idea...
Note: I just read [IDC]Dragon's post, sorry, I'm late ;)

Nicolas

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Rocker [mailto:rocker_at_shaw.ca]
Envoyé : mercredi 25 février 2004 05:22
À : Rockbox development
Objet : Re: Fw: A little wish list for the blind

No worries Touillaud. The only bad questions are the one's not asked? Well
maybe some are better left not asked eh? (smile)
I do all my navigating with my memory. It's no fun but right now there is
no choice. It is virtually impossible to configure rockbox using grey
matter exclusively.. I am desperate to have some kind of speech access to
rockbox. The ability to use all the great features such as power settings,
sleep timer, battery charge etc. The list goes on! There must be some kind
of comprehensive text to speech engine that could be modified to work with
rockbox. It does not need to be perfect. talkbox patch, MP3 SAPI,
anything! I can see so much potential with this firmware. It's always
better to build in accessibility at the early stages, then to do it as an
after-thought. I am beginning to ramble. Thanks to all you people who have
showed an interest in an issue that likely does not impact allot of rock
boxers. Please don't give up on us...rocker

----- Original Message -----
From: "Touillaud Nicolas" <Nicolas.Touillaud_at_fr.thalesgroup.com>
To: "'Rockbox development'" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 8:19 AM
Subject: RE: Fw: A little wish list for the blind

Hi !
First of all, sorry if I'm rude, I'm french and I don't know if it is
"politicaly correct" or even polite to speek to blind people like I'm about
to do. No offense :)

I just wonder how you, blind users, manage to navigate thru the hard drive
directory of the box.
Is it "just" because you know where is everything ? I'm pretty organized
myself, but since hard drive activity can disturb the navigation, I'm lost
if I can't see the screen...

Nicolas

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Aman Singer [mailto:aman_at_asinger.net]
Envoyé : mardi 24 février 2004 15:20
À : 'Rockbox development'
Objet : RE: Fw: A little wish list for the blind

Hi.
As a blind user, to gain access to the menus is what I want, not to
gain access to them through a synthesizer, or to gain access to them through

MP3 recordings, but just to gain access to them. IMHO, the easiest thing for
the developers to do is fine.
Aman

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of Kevin Jones
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 9:04 AM
To: Rockbox development
Subject: RE: Fw: A little wish list for the blind

even if mp3 files were used and not a synthetic voice it would still be
useful, plus then non-English speakers could make the files in their own
language.
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