Re: [linux-audio-dev] Re: [off-list] Read this after your first cup of coffee

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Date: Saturday, August 21, 2004 - 12:44 pm

On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 10:10:47PM EST, Paul Davis wrote:

Sorry to be pedantic here Paul, but Outspoken is in fact a screen reader. There
is a difference between a screen reader and speech recognition.

In terms of using GUI software, there is in fact software for Windows, that
allows blind/vision impaired users to use Cakewalk Sonar with a screen reader.
Just how this is done, I do not know, but it is done.

> i still don't understand how mr. boggs could edit using protools in

This is certainly worthy of discussion. However, I think it would be nice to
get a wider point of view, from other blind/vision impaired people.

I am preparing to launch a project to discuss this very issue, among others.
I will be asking blind/vision impaired users from the Windows world, who might
be interested in Linux Audio to put forward their views about what they would
find useful. In this discussion, we could also find out how existing Windows
users do their work with CakeWalk, and the screen reading software.

> the point about GUI systems for tasks like audio editing is that the

I guess this is why people are able to use CakeWalk, and have screen reading
software developed for it, simply because it doesn't use regions, however I
am sure some vision impaired users would have good ideas as to how the regions
issue could be worked around.

> i have no doubt that with speech recognition and a control surface,

Luke Yelavich

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