A sincere appeal to add Telugu Text to Speech to aid blind IOS users.
Content on the web and elsewhere is increasingly rendered in local languages. Multilingual websites are increasingly becoming popular. On social media like facebook, I have several times urged my friends to provide the content alternately in English just because popular screen readers not at all or in few cases partially read Telugu.
It is quite evident that IOS with voiceover is the best accessible operating system / screen reader combination in the mobile space. Though the devices are expensive people with disabilities are showing interest to have an IOS device because of its accessibility. To use Apple devices by persons with disabilities more effectively and efficiently having support of regional languages is vital. Many of my student friends have to read their books, newspapers in local languages, employees who work in the state government have their circulars and other internal documents in Telugu language and of course none of us want to miss that great conversations on facebook, whatsapp, twitter etc.
My friend Parameshwararao nagavolu have filed a petition on Change.org appealing Apple to add support to Telugu Text to Speech on Voiceover. We need support from all of you for this cause.
What should you do?
Open the link Appeal to add telugu text to speech for blind to read telugu in voice over On your browser.
Share your simple information such as First Name, Last Name and email Address and hit Sign button under “Sign this petition”.
Youtube video in English
Youtube video in Telugu
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