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Just made a change to the way that links behave when you hover over them. Long-time users will know that, by default, Textise previously displayed an underline on links when you hovered over them in the text-only output. In the interests of improved accessibilty, links are now outlined. This is way of indicating focus. I’m […]

Written by Ian Williams  June 20, 2018 
Textise for web accessibility
Hey Textisers! If you use Textise for web accessibility purposes, please let me know how it’s helping you. There are some cynics about who think that text-only is never the answer, but we know different, right? Thanks!

After 9 years using the old logo I was getting extremely bored of it. So, for that reason, and because the site needed sprucing up a bit, I’ve changed the logo and some other “branding ” assets. Plus, this blog looks a bit different, right?… Work isn’t quite finished so don’t be surprised if you see […]

Written by Ian Williams  January 15, 2018 
Crossing the red line with the adverts?
I’ve added the ads very reluctantly, to be honest, because I don’t like them much myself, but revenue from subscribing web sites hasn’t increased as much as I’d have hoped and costs do tend to go in one direction only (up, they go up).

Rule #553 of the Internet
  Rule #553 of the Internet: You know your app’s doing well when idiots make the effort to attack it for no apparent reason. For a while now, Textise has been suffering chronic perfomance problems and regular outages. You might have noticed. I certainly did! First of all, my hosting company started complaining that Textise was […]

Can you hear me, Mother?
We’re trialling ReadSpeaker’s funky text-to-voice technology on Textised pages where the main content can be identified, like the BBC News Page. Why not give it a go and let us know what you think?

Case Study: Web to WAV
April, from Green Bay, Wisconsin, uses Textise to help her read newsletter articles without getting a migraine. Here’s her story… “I started getting migraine headaches a few years ago from reading so I had to give up 99% of my book reading. I really love to read newsletters, though, and it would take me forever to catch […]

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