TextSL is a command based interface that allows visually impaired users to access Second Life using a screen reader. The interaction of TextSL has been inspired by text based adventure games like Zork because virtual worlds have their origins in such games and the way input and output is provided is very suitable to be read with a screen reader. TextSL accepts commands from the user allowing the user to move their avatar around, interact with other avatars and objects and get information on their environment.
It's also allows user to manage their educational task and get access to professional writer services , for finding the solution for school of university.
A beta version of TextSL can be downloaded here. Currently only the JAWS screen reader is supported. TextSL can run on a low-end PC running windows XP or Vista but requires the .Net framework to be present. If you have the latest updates for your operating system this is already installed. If you get an error loading textSL, please install the .Net framework fix, which can be download here.
TextSL is still a Beta version and we would be happy to receive feedback such as bug reports or suggestions for improvement. Contact us through feedback at textsl dot org or put your feedback in TextSL's Google Groups Discussion forum.
The TextSL executable and source code are distributed under the Gnu General Public License. Anyone interested in contributing to our project please visit TextSL's developer pages.
Eelke Folmer, Bei Yuan, Dave Carr, Manjari Sapre. TextSL: A Command-Based Virtual World Interface for the Visually Impaired, In Proc. 11th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and Accessibility, Pages 59-66, October 2009.
This application has been developed by Dave Carr, Manjari Sapre, Bei Yuan and Eelke Folmer of the University of Nevada in Reno.
This research supported by NSF Grant IIS-0917362 and IIS-0738921