Page Reader (HPR) is a spoken on-ramp to the Information Highway for
computer users who are blind or visually impaired.
This innovative product provides unprecedented Web access by quickly,
easily, and efficiently speaking web page information. HPR provides a
simple, easy-to-use interface for navigating and manipulating web page
elements and utilizes the tremendous capabilities of IBM's ViaVoice
Outloud text-to-speech synthesizer for speaking.
Using the keyboard to navigate, a person who is blind or who has a
visual impairment can hear the full range of web page content provided
in a logical, clear, and understandable manner.
Home Page Reader can speak text, frames, image and text links, alternate
text for images and image maps, form elements, graphics descriptions,
text in column format, and data input fields. It even includes special
table navigation features that allow users to understand even the most
complex tables, such as television listings.
Features at a Glance:
IBM® Home Page Reader include:
installation enables a person who is blind or visually impaired to
set up HPR independently.
gender voices used for reading text and links - making
differentiation of content easier. The user can specify which voices
read which page elements.
forward function enables users to skim web pages.
summary and "Where am I?" commands tell number and
location of elements on the current web page.
different language versions available: U.S. English, French, German,
Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
language versions can read web pages in any of these languages:
American or British English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish.
electronic mail feature called Home Page Mailer.
Communicator Version 4.5, which contains Netscape Navigator,
included in HPR package.
- 166 MHz
- 32 MB
RAM Windows ® 95 or 98; 64 MB RAM for Windows NT ®
- 14 MB
hard disk space; 42 MB hard disk space for HPR and Netscape
(640 X 480, 256 colors) graphics
compatible: modem (28.8 KBPS), sound card (16-bit), and CD ROM drive
or separately attached numeric keypad
Sound and modem combinations are not supported. You need a separate
sound card and modem.
Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0
service provider (ISP) connection
Navigator Version 3.01 or higher
Home Page Mailer, Microsoft Personal Web Server, Version 4.02
required for Windows 95 and 98; Peer Web Services, Version 4.0
required for Windows NT
- A mail
program set up with preferences, or Microsoft
Personal Web Server or Peer
Web Services required for mailto: tags
To purchase Home Page Reader:
- Call 1-800-317-9611 for site
licensing questions or orders.
Prices and Part Numbers