Re: Next version of noughtsAndCrosses - adding a (simple) form of narration to a webpage itsself

The voice is scansoft/realspeak daniel, but I did output/render the clips at 
quite a fast speaking rate to partly try drop their file size/running time, and 
I also dropped them to 24kbps (kilobits per second) to make all 10 of them that 
might get used amount to a total of 14kb, and the idea with the embedded flash 
object preloading them is that they get sort of cached at load time, instead of 
needing to be reloaded/refreshed each time they need to get played, etc., and 
it seems to me like they do each sort of play a bit quicker from their 2nd time 
onwards, but, yes, it's not 100% real time as such either way.

I was also testing/trying out catching actual keystrokes via the 
document/webpage itsself for navigation etc., but you would then need to turn 
off things like jaws since it's catching of the navigational keystrokes for 
it's virtual buffer block the javascript DOM from noticing them as 
such...<smile>

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dale Leavens 
  To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 5:47 PM
  Subject: Re: Next version of noughtsAndCrosses - adding a (simple) form of 
narration to a webpage itsself


  Ah!

  That works more like it.

  Cool. I have a little trouble with the voice, a little difficult to hear 
particularly over Jaws but without Jaws it would probably be better.

  I am guessing that with dial-up the delay would be unacceptable but here it 
isn't much.

  Very clever.

  Dale Leavens.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Jacob Kruger 
    To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 11:20 AM
    Subject: Re: Next version of noughtsAndCrosses - adding a (simple) form of 
narration to a webpage itsself


    You will at this stage need to tab onto the buttons to in fact focus 
windows on them as such since just normally moving around in the screen reader 
virtual viewer doesn't really focus on them as far as javascript is concerned.

    If you are using jaws, and you route jaws to virtual cursor, it should also 
speak since I have also attached the playing of the relevant sound clips to the 
mouse cursor hover event, but anyway.

    Thanks for trying it out...<smile>

    Stay well

    Jacob Kruger
    Blind Biker
    Skype: BlindZA
    '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Dale Leavens 
      To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 3:06 PM
      Subject: Re: Next version of noughtsAndCrosses - adding a (simple) form 
of narration to a webpage itsself


      Hi Jacob,

      When I press space on a location I do hear "knot" but moving around I get 
nothing else. If I space on a button I have already checked I hear sorry but I 
don't hear the state of the button when landing on it. I take it I should?

      The delay isn't bad, an interesting approach.

      Cool.

      Dale Leavens.


        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Jacob Kruger 
        To: ProgrammingBlind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Cc: Program-l 
        Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 2:41 AM
        Subject: Next version of noughtsAndCrosses - adding a (simple) form of 
narration to a webpage itsself


        http://www.blindza.co.za/noughtsAndCrosses/

        There should now be a form of narration in that when you focus on one 
of the buttons, or even hover a mouse cursor over it, you should hear the 
narrative sound clips, etc.

        Issue is still something to do with preload timeframes etc., since even 
though the sound clips are pretty small/tiny, it still pauses a bit, but 
anyway...

        Stay well

        Jacob Kruger
        Blind Biker
        Skype: BlindZA
        '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'



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