"A voice browser is a software application that works with
various markup languages to interpret voice input and generate
"There are several reasons to create a voice browser. First,
many more people have access to telephones and wireless phones than
to desktop browsers, so a voice browser would enable these people
to access Web data. Second, we expect to witness a dramatic rise in
the number of devices that will connect to the Net from places
other than the desktop."
"The voice browser effort aims to build a way to access web
content (marked up in XML style) with voice commands -- which will
come in handy in places where hands-free access is needed, such as
wireless phones and automobiles."
"A W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) working group on the voice
browser has formed and is working within the consortium's user