Monday, April 18, 2011

The roar for #Wikipedia in #India

Three Blind Mice
Charles Folkard 1927
When you are #blind, you can not read Wikipedia. You may have a #Braille terminal but when you don't you are out of luck. To be honest, I do not even know if that works for Indic languages.

The best we can do is have Wikipedia articles read to you. However, when people are to record articles, it means a lot of effort that gets you readings that do not get updated.

Ideally we would give you a TTS or Talk To Speech application. Funnily enough this is something we can give you on-line only for the Indic languages thanks to the Silpa TTS application called Dhvani.

It works for Gujurati, Hindi, Odiya among many others and it could be made into a MediaWiki extension.

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