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From the Ted Talk by Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now there are still barriers in front of we people with disabilities. Many websites we can't read using JAWS and the other technologies. witeebss are often very visual, and there are all these sorts of graphs that aren't labeled and btunots that aren't labeled, and that's why the World Wide Web Consortium 3, known as W3C, has developed wlidrowde standards for the irnetent. And we want all Internet users or Internet site owners to make their sites compatible so that we poesrns without vision can have a level plynaig field. There are other barriers brought about by our laws. For example, Australia, like about one third of the world's countries, has cgoypriht exceptions which allow books to be brailled or read for we blind persons. But those books can't travel across borders. For example, in Spain, there are a 100,000 accessible books in Spanish. In Argentina, there are 50,000. In no other Latin American country are there more than a couple of thousand. But it's not legal to tsrnoaprt the books from Spain to Latin America. There are hundreds of toasuhnds of accessible books in the United steats, Britain, Canada, aliarsuta, etc., but they can't be transported to the 60 countries in our world where English is the first and the second language. And remember I was telling you about Harry Potter. Well, because we can't transport books across borders, there had to be separate versions read in all the different English-speaking countries: Britain, United States, Canada, Australia, and New zenlaad all had to have separate readings of Harry ptteor.

Open Cloze

Now there are still barriers in front of we people with disabilities. Many websites we can't read using JAWS and the other technologies. ________ are often very visual, and there are all these sorts of graphs that aren't labeled and _______ that aren't labeled, and that's why the World Wide Web Consortium 3, known as W3C, has developed _________ standards for the ________. And we want all Internet users or Internet site owners to make their sites compatible so that we _______ without vision can have a level _______ field. There are other barriers brought about by our laws. For example, Australia, like about one third of the world's countries, has _________ exceptions which allow books to be brailled or read for we blind persons. But those books can't travel across borders. For example, in Spain, there are a 100,000 accessible books in Spanish. In Argentina, there are 50,000. In no other Latin American country are there more than a couple of thousand. But it's not legal to _________ the books from Spain to Latin America. There are hundreds of _________ of accessible books in the United ______, Britain, Canada, _________, etc., but they can't be transported to the 60 countries in our world where English is the first and the second language. And remember I was telling you about Harry Potter. Well, because we can't transport books across borders, there had to be separate versions read in all the different English-speaking countries: Britain, United States, Canada, Australia, and New _______ all had to have separate readings of Harry ______.

Solution

  1. persons
  2. australia
  3. transport
  4. states
  5. copyright
  6. potter
  7. internet
  8. buttons
  9. playing
  10. websites
  11. worldwide
  12. zealand
  13. thousands

Original Text

Now there are still barriers in front of we people with disabilities. Many websites we can't read using JAWS and the other technologies. Websites are often very visual, and there are all these sorts of graphs that aren't labeled and buttons that aren't labeled, and that's why the World Wide Web Consortium 3, known as W3C, has developed worldwide standards for the Internet. And we want all Internet users or Internet site owners to make their sites compatible so that we persons without vision can have a level playing field. There are other barriers brought about by our laws. For example, Australia, like about one third of the world's countries, has copyright exceptions which allow books to be brailled or read for we blind persons. But those books can't travel across borders. For example, in Spain, there are a 100,000 accessible books in Spanish. In Argentina, there are 50,000. In no other Latin American country are there more than a couple of thousand. But it's not legal to transport the books from Spain to Latin America. There are hundreds of thousands of accessible books in the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, etc., but they can't be transported to the 60 countries in our world where English is the first and the second language. And remember I was telling you about Harry Potter. Well, because we can't transport books across borders, there had to be separate versions read in all the different English-speaking countries: Britain, United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand all had to have separate readings of Harry Potter.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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