[Athen] PDF Equalizer

Wink Harner wink.harner at mcmail.maricopa.edu
Sat Jun 30 17:07:35 PDT 2007

E.A. et al ATHEN-ites in Athen-land,

I will see if I can find a demo and let you know my thoughts.

My first huge bag of skepticism is the "automatically translates" part of
their PR hype which is much different than having a good speech engine reading
in the target language. After all, the point for our students with functional
limitations in reading is not in translating but in being able to read and
comprehend. This feature would also be useful for any student trying to learn
another language. Hear it/read it/write it. Not translate it! All of the
grains of salt on my plate are sliding toward the "not an accessibility feature"
--besides, having been a professional translator/typesetting and genuine
techno-geek for many years, I know first-hand that 99% of the translation
programs available are not worth the paper they're advertised on--most are
less than 40% accurate.

For $90 it DOES seem too good to be true, n'est-ce pas?

Will let you know.

Ms. Wink Harner
Disability Resources & Services
Mesa Community College

[former owner of The Foreign Type, a foreign language translation & typesetting

>-- Original Message --

>From: "E.A. Draffan" <ea at emptech.info>

>To: "'Access Technologists in Higher Education Network'" <athen at athenpro.org>

>Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 22:41:57 +0100

>Subject: [Athen] PDF Equalizer

>Reply-To: ea at emptech.info, Access Technologists in Higher Education Network

> <athen at athenpro.org>



>Sorry to bother you all, but has anyone tried PDF Equalizer?



>Best wishes E.A.


>Mrs E.A. Draffan

>Learning Societies Lab

>ECS, University of Southampton

>Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 7246




>No virus found in this outgoing message.

>Checked by AVG Free Edition.

>Version: 7.5.476 / Virus Database: 269.9.14/880 - Release Date: 29/06/2007






>Athen mailing list

>Athen at athenpro.org


Ms. Wink Harner
Disability Resources & Services
Mesa Community College
Mesa AZ


More information about the athen-list mailing list