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[emacspeak The Complete Audio Desktop] Emacspeak Video Demo: Looking Up The W...

In the first of a sequence of posts demonstrating live emacspeak user interaction, I'll give an overview of what it feels like to use Emacspeak's powerful Web Command Line provided by its rich collection of web gadgets made up of search wizards and smart url templates

Here are a few things to note about this and all the subsequent video demos in this series:

Looking Up The Weather

Looking up current weather is a sufficiently common action where browsing to a weather site, typing in ones zip-code and reviewing the resulting page is three steps too many. This is also why most modern desktop environments provide gadgets that display such live information with minimal user intervention. This first video shows Emacspeak smart url RSS Weather From Wundergroundin action.

Here is the RSS Weather Demo. This is an OGG/Theora video and should play with tools like mplayer. The table below shows a brief description of each user action and its effect.

Access GadgetsC-e uPrompts for gadget
Pick Weather Gadgetrss tabpartial input completes to RSS Weather From Wunderground
Pick Default LocationreturnCA/SanJose
Speaks weather forecast
QuitqStops speech, dismisses weather forecast, and speaks current context. In this case the shell becomes current and you hear the relevant information.

Posted By T. V. Raman to emacspeak The Complete Audio Desktop at 9/04/2007 07:23:00 AM

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