SuttaCentral Voice Assistant v0.2.4 is now available for evaluation. I’ve tested the site on a Chromebooks with ChromeVox on as well as off, so it should work in both sighted and assisted modes. The dark theme is permanent and reserves color for greater contrast highlighting interaction. Features and controls are minimalist to prevent cognitive overload for assisted users.
Content is currently limited to MN, SN, KN, AN as found in Github. Only MN1 is expanded, but additional expansions will be added as requested. Please be alert for mispronunciations!
Mobile support is partial. On the iPad and iPhone, audio clips will only play for about 4 minutes, so suttas will be cut short. It’s an Apple limitation. Those of you with Android phones will probably be fine. We’ll need to investigate a solution for iPad/iPhone (e.g., MP3 player app or SC-Voice app or your suggestion).
Feedback is very much welcomed. This is an early prototype with much room for growth. If you know anybody with visual impairments, please ask for their feedback. Although I can use SC-Voice with my eyes closed, that’s just one data point. We need others.
Take SC-Voice for a walk if your phone permits. Use SC-Voice when doing housework or walking meditation. Let us know how you use it and how you would like to use it.
p.s., Viveka and Aminah, thanks for your feedback. The 1 second pauses really help out. I’ve slowed Amy down to -30% and have corrected Brahma pronunciation.