CLC Lightweight, Internet Served Accessibility is a project that aims to create a talking browser that is delivered to the user as a web page. There is no application or extension to install; the user simply goes to the CLC LISA web page and is able to use its functions immediately.
Currently, I have a proof of concept implementation. Since it is only a preview, there are limitations such as only working on Internet Explorer for Windows, only working on webpages served on the http://firevox.clcworld.net domain, and having limited functionality. However, it does demonstrate the potential of this project.
If you wish to try this demo, you will have to allow clcworld.net to run ActiveX for the speech synthesizer. As this is only a prototype, you may need to manually accept running the control as described below. Please note that no controls will be downloaded nor installed; CLC LISA utilizes SAPI5 which comes with Windows XP and newer. Thus you only need to grant the existing control permission to run.
The following controls are currently available:
Disclaimer and License Agreement: This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. This code may not be used for any commercial purpose without express written consent from its creator, Charles L. Chen. Please contact me if you wish to discuss licensing issues. Thank you.
CLC LISA will be an integral part of the accessibilityportal.org service that I will soon be launching in partnership with Steve Jacobs of the IDEAL Group.