Re: [g-a-devel] Speech-dispatcher/orca integration specification, first draft.

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> On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 10:55:12PM EST, Luke Yelavich wrote:
> I am happy to announce the first draft of a specification document I am writing, which discusses what is required for speech-dispatcher to be more tightly integrated with orca, and the various kinds of environments where orca has to be able to function. Just about all the suggested changes in this document can also be applied to other speech-dispatcher clients in the *NIX accessibility relm, including BrlTTY, yasr, and speakup, however this document focuses on the requirements for orca.
> You can find the first draft of this document here: Note you will always be able to find the most current version of the document at this URL, however I will be keeping older versions of the document at a similar location, as this document is improved. Keeping old versions will allow for looking back and working out the changes that were made along the way.

I am happy to announce the third, and hopefully final draft of this specification, The changes made to the document are as follows:
 * Pronounciation, capital letters, and audio cues need to receive the same adjustment/consideration as punctuation settings.
 * Orca using speech-dispatcher needs to work with the Sun Ray thin client.
 * Index marking needs to be by word in addition to the sentence/utterance indexing that is supported now. There is a possibility that this may need to be configurable.

Please have a read through this document, and give feedback. I will be talking to my peers/management at Canonical in just under 2 weeks time, and hope that I can start the work as soon as I return from my overseas trip on June the 1st.

I am also in talks with the Open A11y group, which is part of the Linux foundation, regarding speech-dispatcher as the possible speech standard for accessibility apps, and hopefully Linux as a whole. There may be more feedback/questions that arrise from these discussions, so I'll keep you posted on the progress of these discussions.

Thanks once again for all the feedback that has been given so far.

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