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  1. #1
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    [moved] series60 symbian screen reader Help Wanted

    Hello,

    I have an idea for a project. I am tired of blind and visually impaired people having to pay $300 for Nuance Talks. So I want to make my own screen reader or have one programmed using all free open source components such as 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 wiling to help me or volunteer to write this free open source software that will be released under the gnu general public license please email me at jkenn337{at}gmail{dot}com . the words in braces represent punctuation such as the AT SIGN and PERIOD.

    Josh Kennedy

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    Re: series60 symbian screen reader Help Wanted

    Hi,

    The wiki article may give you some clues about how to "read" the texts on screen. (I updated it moment ago to add more info)

    "Extract any text which appears on the screen"
    http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.ph..._on_the_screen

    Regards

    Ziteng Chen

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