Someone was looking for info recently on tools for blind users on linux. I
seem to recall a comment to the effect that as it was a laptop that was
involved, extra hardware wasn't an option. Well, a crowd called rc systems
http://www.rcsys.com/ make a portable hardware speech synthesiser (plugs
into a serial port) and there's an Emacseak
(http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman/emacspeak/emacspeak.html) module for
it at http://www.mv.com/ipusers/vanzandt/.
Technically there are software speech synthesisers available too, but
apparently they're not really that good. If you need a hardware
synthesiser then the rc one is _way_ cheaper than a lot of the others so it
might be worth checking out...
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