The BBC reports on a new technology from IBM that helps visually impaired access content of web video. The tool is codenamed “A-Browser” and should release later this year. IBM hopes to make it free.
Technology giant, IBM, is soon to launch a multimedia browser to make audio and video content accessible to people with vision impairments.
Dennis converses with Mark McKay founder of SpokenText.net which is a new, free online application that converts documents to audio files. Excellent tool for making documents accessible by providing an alternative format. Good for iPod usage also!
Download Web Axe Episode 42 (SpokenText web app)
This site allows you to upload text (.txt), Acrobat (.pdf) or Word (.doc) files and have them converted to spoken audio. We also let you record emails, text from a website or enter the text you need converted directly.
Dennis explains some types of disabilites and different kinds of tools used to help access the web.
Download Web Axe Episode 25 (About Impairments and Assistive Technology)
[Transcript for Episode 25]