IBM: First-of-its-kind product for the blind?

Summary:IBM Corp. is delaying the release of a browser meant to help the blind do business online because the company doesn't know whether to call it a first-of-its-kind product, a company spokesman said.

IBM Corp. is delaying the release of a browser meant to help the blind do business online because the company doesn't know whether to call it a first-of-its-kind product, a company spokesman said. The release was supposed to be announced Wednesday, but was put off for an indefinite time because of the "internal struggle," the spokesman said. The $149 Home Page Reader 3.0 for Windows supposedly combines Microsoft's Internet Explorer with IBM's text-to-speech translator ViaVoice OutLoud to translate information on a Web page. It's intended for Microsoft Windows 98, Millennium and Windows 2000 users. -- Ben Charny, ZDNet News

Topics: IBM, Browser, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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