(from the list of my contributions to the Africa_web_content_owner (AWCO) list; source: AWCO archives )

Synchronizing highlighted text & audio files
Apr 14, 2002

Edukafaso, a Burkinabe NGO focusing on education and development, is considering modifying the Jula page at its awardwinning site <>(approve sites) to include both text and audio of the page content. One question is if there is software available to permit the use of a "bouncing ball" effect, highlighting or pointing to words in the text as they are played in an audio file.

This need not be on the complex level of TTS - perhaps something that could be synchronized? Similar sorts of effects are apparently used in some language instruction programs - can such be adapted to a webpage?

Don Osborn dzo@...
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