Has anyone attempted making the web phone accessible? I can only find one company which operated between 1996 and 2000.
I was thinking, install Chrome with Chromevox, headless, on a server, and use something like an AGI to send basic keyboard commands to navigate a page, as a screenreader user would, and pipe the audio back to a channel, to be streamed by Asterisk.
(Bear with me here – it’s a project for blind people involving a telephone and some lateral thinking!)
And yes, I mean more than just CURL a page, tts it and then read. I’m talking about using the keypad to navigate the headers and landmarks. There are just enough keys to make it viable.
Of particular interest is the very high quality of the Chromevox screenreader voice from Google.
Does such a framework exist? I’m aware of a project called Chromium Headless, but some of the links are broken and it doesn’t seem to have the audio/extension part
Failing headless, what about running it on a vps in an x-window environment? Not sure how I’d pass the keyboard presses to it, without using a keyboard…
Any ideas, or is the whole idea complete madness? Thanks!