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Subject: Re[2]: Tts in rockbox

Re[2]: Tts in rockbox

From: Arnaud <xcopy_at_club-internet.fr>
Date: 2006-05-28

oh I'm not the list moderator but please stop this discussions about blindness on the Rockbox list.

I'm afraid some blind on this list forget that Rockbox was not developped especially for the blinds.
anyway. I think general discussions about blindness are off topic here.

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On 27/05/2006 at 13:03 Glenn at home wrote:

>I don't want to belabor this on this list, but the idea that the needs
>are
>totally different for Partially sighted, and the Blind is a false
>assumption, and is part of the problem in the school system.
>They don't teach partially sighted kids Braille, and they grow up, and
>cannot read adequately, and they will never have a command of Braille,as
>they end up learning it as an adult, and are consequently slow readers,
>very
>slow.
>Also, they don't teach decent mobility skills, as they only teach kids to
>rely on their remaining sight, and thus when they are in badly lit areas,
>they cannot function.
>So let's not carry this on here, as I'm sure that these good folks are
>tiring of our Blindness discussions.
>And keep everything as Blind as far as this list goes.
>And for more on this subject, go to:
>http://www.nfb.org/
>Glenn
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Juan Hernandez" <juanh@cox.net>
>To: "'Rockbox'" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
>Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2006 2:16 AM
>Subject: RE: Tts in rockbox
>
>
>Yes, but needs for a visually impared (partially sited) person and a blind
>person (totally siteless) are very different.
>
>Thus the distinction must be made.
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On
>Behalf Of Rocker
>Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 4:46 PM
>To: Rockbox
>Subject: Re: Tts in rockbox
>
>However,
>
>A visually impaired person is legally blind. Thus .blind still works
>better
>then .visually impaired
>
>Oh ya! .bat is already in use! LOL...rocker
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Juan Hernandez" <juanh@cox.net>
>To: "'Rockbox'" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
>Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 1:38 PM
>Subject: RE: Tts in rockbox
>
>
>For your PS, I like to make the distinction that a blind person cannot see
>at all, and a visually impared personcan has partial vision.
>
>I live in the U.S. and this country is anally politically correct at times.
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On
>Behalf Of Bluechip
>Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 11:12 AM
>To: Rockbox
>Subject: Re: Tts in rockbox
>
>
>>>...probably my smartest idea was to make a language called "blind"
>>>which would display the menu text as f'oh'net'ik spellings ...now that
>>>we have WAV/PCM playback on the Archos units (previously
>>>"IMPOSSIBLE") it really isn't going to be that difficult to write our
>>>TTS such that it works on all Rockbox units.
>>
>>I'm sure there are blind people in other countries too, so there would
>>be many languages called "blind".
>
>LOL ...yes, I realised that about 2 minutes after I hit 'Send' :)
>
>I suppose "english-blind", "german-blind" etc. is the solution.
>
>BC
>
>PS. I would like to say that in the UK "Blind" is considered "politically
>incorrect" but I notice blind people referring to themselves as such ...so
>if "swedish-fonetik" or "french-people_of_limited_sight_ability" is more
>appropriate, that is what I mean ;)
Received on Sun May 28 10:11:04 2006


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