August 22, 2005

Talkr: Letting blogs speak for themselves

Talkr_logo Talkr is cool. I've been speaking today with a teacher from a blind school about the use of iPods in her classroom. Podcasts are obviously a useful teaching medium and also a great boon for letting children express themselves to a real and wide audience.

Talkr, though, allows written text of others to be heard as an audio file. Screen readers have existed for a long time, but this makes blogs accessible by only reading out the post, and not all the links down the side (I've got so many it would take forever for a screenreader to read them all out loud).

It also means that borrowed computers, that do not have the screen readers installed, can be used by a partially sighted person to listen to the blog.

Get Talkr. Make your blog accessible.

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Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh, the no-nonsense company that makes accessible the creative process required to innovate: to find meaningful problems and solve them.

Ewan wrote How To Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen, a manual that does what is says for education leaders, innovators and people who want to be both.

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School leaders and innovators struggle to make the most of educators' and students' potential. My team at NoTosh cut the time and cost of making significant change in physical spaces, digital and curricular innovation programmes. We work long term to help make that change last, even as educators come and go.

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