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Talking newspaper for the blind using the Internet

My third year project at university was to create a piece of software that would generate a plain text newspaper using content from various sources on the Internet, that could be read aloud using a screen reader or talking web browser. The aim of the project was to alter the pages so that they were easy to understand when read aloud by removing thew parts of the page that are not needed such as adverts, images, etc. A detailed report that I wrote as part of the project is included below which includes all the reasoning behind how and why the system was designed as it was, and how it can be used.