A-technic SpeakOn - 'Streams' The Internet For The Blind

Posted: Jun 7 2006, 2:33am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 5:45pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff

a-technic SpeakOn - 'Streams' The Internet for the Blind
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The Internet is a very visual media. It is not easy to use for vision impaired people. A blind British inventor is building a simple to use gadget that should be a huge improvement compared to currently available screenreader solutions.

The SpeakOn device is giving access to the web in a single stream, getting rid of the visual complexity of a Windows driven User interface. With only 12 buttons the SpeakOn gives access to mp3s and text in a tree like navigation. The SpeakOn device is supposed to retail for around $500. Release date is possibly next year. If the information on the funding page of the a-technic charity is up to date, then it is heavily under funded. Maybe the SpeakOn project is an opportunity for someone to invest.
More details on BBC News. Via Digg.

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