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Webcomics are fun, short, and highly visual... whats good for
the goose is not always good for the gander, and profoundly
blind people are one of them.
To help them enjoy stuff like XKCD, why not have a service
that voice overs and describe every web comics. It would be
preferably be by a
real person, but it could also be done by
text to speech (however you lose the emotional tone that
visual comics often show).
tl;dr: Voice acting of webcomics like XKCD for profoundly blind
distributed audio description
[JesusHChrist, Jul 30 2013]
Calvin and Hobbes search engine
[ytk, Jul 30 2013]
Bloom County search engine
(apparently a work in progress) [ytk, Jul 30 2013]
||To save time, perhaps we could boil down the essence of various webcomics, to save the blind the chore of reading them. Thus, XKCD becomes "Smug stick man makes smug comment to stick woman. Mouseover reveals smug non-joke." or perhaps more tersely "Smug non-joke".
||There are a few classic comic strips hat have a
implemented system similar to this for creating a
searchable archive. Fans type in descriptions of what's
happening in a single strip, including dialog. Over time,
entire series (if the comic strip is no longer produced
anyway) becomes indexed.
||any comic you remember that does this ytk?
||Also will these description and dialog be enough for blind people to enjoy?
||Links provided to a couple of examples (though the
Bloom County one doesn't seem to be online yet).