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Date:      Fri, 8 Nov 1996 11:30:18 -0800 (PST)
From:      Gary Kline <>
To: (T. William Wells)
Subject:   Re: speech for the blind and freebsd.
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "T. William Wells" at "Nov 8, 96 12:38:41 pm"

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According to T. William Wells:
> > There is a program in the Ports collection called rsynth that
> > does decent, but relatively slow, text to speech.  As for
> > interfacing it to the console driver to make a usable screen
> > reader, that would be more difficult.
> Hm.
> 	script foo
> 	tail -f foo | rsynth
> Probably not exactly what you'd do but the point is that kernel
> modifications aren't needed *at all*. Pseudo terminals will do
> the job quite nicely.

	Let me throw this out, FWIT: Sun may have some tools
	that could be ported to the BSD realm.  A friend who
	worked at Sun for many years once mentioned that the
	company has done a lot of work in the dis-ABILITY 

	gary kline

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