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volunteers wanted


From: Josh
Subject: volunteers wanted
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 10:03:59 -0500

Hello,
 
due to me having a wife and family and possible job opportunity I currently do not have the time to learn c++ programming. Nevertheless I have an idea for a project and was wondering if anyone on this list could help either program or point me in the direction of volunteers.
 
For several year now if blind or visually impaired people want to use Mobile Phones or Cell Phones they have to pay an extra $300 for a screen reader called Talks or $300 for another screen reader called MobileSpeak. I would like to bring that cost down to $0.00 by making my own screen reader for Symbian phones which uses ESpeak for speech output and brltty for braille output.
A screen reader is a
software application
 that attempts to identify and interpret what is being displayed on the screen (or, more accurately, sent to
standard output,
whether a
video monitor
 is present or not). This interpretation is then re-presented to the user with
text-to-speech,
sound icons,
or a
Braille output device.
Screen readers are a form of
assistive technology
 (AT) potentially useful to people who are
blind,
visually impaired,
illiterate
 or
learning disabled,
often in combination with other AT, such as
screen magnifiers.
 
 
 
If anyone is interested in this project please let me know. Also there is a free gps program for blind and visually impaired people called loadstone gps at www.loadstone-gps.com it's free open source software. If anyone could use ESpeak to make Loadstone self-voiceing or help with this that would be great, and you would be allowing many many more blind people to get their hands on this gps technology. Ordinarily for a blind person to purchase gps they need the state to invest thousands of dollars. By making Loadstone self-voiceing you will be driving down the cost to perhaps $200 or less.
 
Josh
 
 
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