We've finally been able to hear an audio demonstration of the forthcoming Blio software. In this audio clip, James Gashel demonstrates the Blio software running on a laptop computer and the iPhone at the National Federation of the Blind's Washington Seminar.
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First, allow me to thank you for the magnificent job you do with this site. the updates are incredible. next, thanks very much for posting the audio on the Blio. information on its accessibility has been as scarce as hen's teeth. At least now we know it can be used by those of us using screen readers.The native synthesizer is...uhm...doable. Now, we await its debut...and hope that the reality matches the hype.
dward Tuesday, 02-Feb-2010 1:58 PM ET:
Intersting. Like to see more links.
Jeff.young Wednesday, 03-Feb-2010 12:51 AM ET:
even if the built in speech is ok access to over a million books has never been done for the blind. I hope they have mac support soon.
Blind Paladin Sunday, 07-Feb-2010 5:45 PM ET:
Another excellent display of how the NFB changes what it means to be blind. Braille books by the score. Outstanding.
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.