Dec 04, 2007, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)
"Two recently released text-to-speech extensions can transform
Firefox into a talking Web browser suitable for users with visual
impairments--and anyone else who can use a speech interface to the
Web. Fire Vox is designed to be a full-fledged 'screen reader in a
browser,' usable for daily browsing even for unsighted users.
CLiCk, Speak provides point-and-click screen reading, which can be
helpful for partially-sighted users or sighted users who have
written language difficulties (such as dyslexia).
"Both extensions are cross-platform, working with Linux,
Windows, and Mac OS X. Separate instructions outline the
installation steps for the different platforms, as the extensions
take advantage of the different accessibility frameworks in the