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A quick round up of the last few days... On Thursday evening I went… - John C. Kirk — LiveJournal

Jan. 28th, 2006

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Date:January 29th, 2006 11:02 am (UTC)
if you have Windows XP, there is a text-to-speech engine built in (or at least there is on my version of XP home). Bizarrely though, it's under Sound and Audio-> Speech rather than Accessibility, which isn't very accessible...
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Date:January 29th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
Ah, thank you - it's in XP Pro too, and I really should have known that, considering that I've passed all three XP exams :/

Anyway, I've had a play with that; KB article 306902 explains the process in more detail, including Narrator (which is in the Accessibility program group). Now that I've done that, it has given me slightly better insight into the things that he talked about on Thursday, e.g. the way that Narrator will describe every single IE toolbar button if you ask it to read out a web page. It works with IE and Firefox, but it doesn't handle SVG with either (I'm not sure about MathML yet).
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