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Subject: Re: Tts in rockbox

Re: Tts in rockbox

From: Glenn at home <>
Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 13:03:58 -0500

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
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:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Juan Hernandez" <>
To: "'Rockbox'" <>
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: [] On
Behalf Of Rocker
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 4:46 PM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: Tts in rockbox


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" <>
To: "'Rockbox'" <>
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: [] 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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