OT: top-posting and the blind (was Re: need help with game)

Bengt Richter bokr at oz.net
Fri Apr 4 01:22:27 CEST 2003

On Wed, 02 Apr 2003 14:51:26 -0500, Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> wrote:

>Jeff Sandys wrote:
>> Re: top-posting: Blind people with text to speech converters
>> prefer top-posting so they don't have to listen to the same
>> stuff over and over again.
>Presumably blind people are not reading their own postings that
>often, so unless you are replying to a blind person with a text
>to speech converter (and one who doesn't match the profile 
>posted by Robin on the issue) then that doesn't make it a good
>idea for you to do it.
>If *you* are blind and find it easier for us to top-post in our
>replies to you, then we would likely readily accommodate that 
>when talking to you.
But wonder if there isn't a smarter reader, that can skip to
the first unquoted text, and navigate relative context, etc.
Are they just brute force top-to-bottom text-to-speech things?

Maybe Python can help ;-)

Bengt Richter

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