Discussion  - 
Okay everyone, here is an updated list of our priorities!


- Documentation
Telling the user what must be installed to make it work, with a clear voice, as well as how to use the application/program and configure it correctly
(This seems to be the most popular and highest priority; also, possibly the simplest to fix) is in desperate need for a complete replacement of its current state. As +DeeAnn Little  pointed out, The workload could possibly be split out into delicious bite sized chunks

- Built-in screen readers or on-screen keyboard apps into the kernel 
Allow use in any Linux-based OS 

- Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech interfaces 
Built in a core framework that can handle spoken commands and dictation, and also work with Braille displays 

- Better web accessibility (possibly in FOSS browsers such as Firefox, Midori, etc) 
Some way to close modal window overlay dialogs/pop-ups without leaving the keyboard if the page design doesn't respect the Esc key

- Integrated hardware that supports accessible software features. For example, dedicated buttons to turn features on and off (speech, gestures, etc.)

- Touchscreen improvements and more configuration
User-customizable onscreen keyboards. Touchscreens that are operated with a stylus, laser pointer, or gestures picked up by a webcam or motion sensor that could possibly work with some kind of tactile feedback mechanism, like a pad that sticks to your arm, making sight unnecessary to utilize the interface

- Little portable sonar or infrared gadgets to help blind people get around. Something that paints an accurate 3D image of your surroundings, with correct distances, heights, depths, with signage that these can read – as in cool widgets that read your immediate surroundings. Maybe with bone conduction to transmit alert sounds?(Google has started this with ATAP Project Tango, but there's more than enough room for another project:
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Wouldn't it be cool if the sonar/IR gadget talked bluetooth so it could chat with your phone about Google maps? 
I think Project Tango would like to hear from you - that would be an excellent idea.
The "clear voice" is important; I'm English and find some American voice-overs are so fast I have to keep winding back and forth to work out what they're saying. Drives me potty. I'm sure it's the same when the shoe's on the other foot. I read once that Scottish accents are the easiest for most people to understand; but voices do need to be slow enough to be easily understood by all English-speaking listeners the first time round. And then, of course, is the matter of being accessible to non-English speakers, but I imagine that will have to come later.

If any audio needs redoing or is missing voice-over, then I'm happy to do some of the voice-over work (I'm an ex-actor, female, accent standard English) provided that my mic etc are of good enough quality, and would be happy to be auditioned for it, as I think it's so important that the right kind of voice does it (including speed and clarity).
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