There has a lot of new functionality been added to SuttaCentral Voice, especially to facilitate access for screen reader users. Also, in order to ensure long term maintenance of the project and make it more independent of its originator, some Admin functions have been implemented; details can be found here.
The new release is ready to go in a minute from now—so looking forward to test it and receive your feedback! Please find SC-Voice here.
Everybody please welcome Anagarika Sabbamitta as the new SCV Product Owner (PO) in charge of planning and directing the future of Voice.
Also please thank Aminah for her vision and direction as the original Voice Product Owner from its earliest days. Aminah’s own interests and passion for user interfaces, accessibility and design have drawn her into her new role as the Voice User Experience Design Lead (UXDL). In fact, Aminah has herself made many of the improvements in Voice 1.2.13 and has brought Voice accessibility to a much higher standard of compliance and ease-of-use with popular screenreaders such as JAWS, NVDA and ChromeVox.
I’ve thought about it, but after watching myself listen to MN121, what I see is this:
Karl is making dinner and likes to listen to MN121
Karl starts MN121, which plays for 30m and stops
Karl continues making dinner and double taps his earbuds to restart MN121
The last is what made me hesitate to auto-loop. There is definitely mindfulness involved in choosing a restart time for a sutta, even if only to decide whether there is time enough left for one whole iteration. Half a sutta is just so unsatisfying.
@Gillian, would you say more about the looping requirement and how you would use it?
Yes, absolutely right; at least in my case it’s mainly a title, and what I am doing is just trying to keep track with Karl’s and Aminah’s amazing work, and trying to keep the RP updated.
But Aminah has truly done an incredible work with accessibility research and implementation and user interface! And Karl, as ever, is such a great resource—the only trouble is that he is trying to make himself redundant…