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Subject: RE: Tts in rockbox

RE: Tts in rockbox

From: Juan Hernandez <>
Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 00:21:32 -0700

I know, but there should be classifications.

In the educational system they try to throw all of the legally blind people
into one classification.

This ends up messing things up, because the ignorant start saying well why
can this person do that and you can't?

I know where the political correctness stands, but I am trying to push for
sub classifications at the least with in the blind generalization.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Glenn at home
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 6:34 PM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: Tts in rockbox

That is not true.
The term Blind is for anyone who fits the bill for legally Blind, and
visually impaired is only a term for those who cannot fully accept their
So let's keep the politics out of this here, and keep it referred to as
Believe me, I work for a state agency for the Blind, and I have grown to see
the politics of political correctness run amuck, even in the area of the
You are not called legally visually impaired, you are called legally Blind.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Juan Hernandez" <>
To: "'Rockbox'" <>
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 2:38 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: [] 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 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.


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
if "swedish-fonetik" or "french-people_of_limited_sight_ability" is more
appropriate, that is what I mean ;)
Received on 2006-05-27

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