yegg
Seems rather gimmicky but I'm not opposed to gimmicky (as long as if not the default) if some group of people really really like it. I had never heard of ReadTheWords and it does look cool, though they don't have much traffic. 

In any case, I'd be curious what other people think about this idea.
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 11 months ago Link

anonymous
This could probably be useful as an accessibility feature. Not that OSes don't come with TTS built in, but they pretty much s**k when it comes to reading web pages or result pages like this one. If ddg has speech built-in (I saw a nifty jQuery plugin the other day to do just this!!), then it could read out just the relevant parts (most of what the lite site displays, say) and "that" imho would be much nicer!! However, I am guessing that this would be a fairly time consuming exercise.

posted by [Old Forum dhruvbird] • 7 years and 6 months ago Link
yegg
Have you seen Qwiky? They ended up doing something very similar to this.
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 6 months ago Link
anonymous
I couldn't find anything about Qwiky. Do you have any links?

posted by [Old Forum dhruvbird] • 7 years and 6 months ago Link