WeMedia's Talking BrowserBy Caviness, Rochelle; Large Print Reviews,
Publication Date: March 2001
Article reviews WeMedia’s Talking Browser, which is a voice output web browser that is useful for surfing the Internet, conducting web searches, and adding bookmarks to websites. The browser effectively reads web pages out loud, and gives the user hints on how to use the browser more effectively. One convenient function the author enjoyed was the program’s ability to scan various links within a web page by pressing the F7 key. Once the F7 key is activated, all of the links on the page will load into the page map, where they can ultimately be selected by the user. The author found the browser itself to be simple to use, as it comes with a detailed tutorial and offers various reminders about hot keys and hot key combos that can be used to navigate the web. Overall, the Talking Browser was reviewed well, despite a few shortcomings. For example, background colors are limited to white, blue and black, and no options are available for setting the reader’s voice. The author contends that these problems are slight, and will most likely be fixed in later versions.
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