Yeah, a Librarian, unless you click on the ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ option or you have an iPhone in which case Siri will now give you the right answer.
See here for some awesome answers that Siri has given.
Also the myth that Siri Hustvedt is answering all the questions in her spare time is apparently wrong, Siri, actually comes from SRI (Stanford Research Institute International) – now you know everything.
Have you been keeping up to date with what’s new and happening in school libraries and what lies on the horizon?
School libraries: what's now, what's next, what's yet to come
Edited by Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton, School libraries: what’s now, what’s next, what’s yet to come offers a collection of over 100 crowdsourced essays from a mix of librarians, teachers, publishers and library vendors and covers a range of issues relating to school libraries such as learners, literacy, gaming, reading, physical and virtual library spaces and collection development. This free e-book is available as an HTML webpage and in Epub, Kindle and PDF formats.
” I had no one to help me, but the TS Eliot helped me. So when people say that poetry is a luxury, or an option, or for the educated middle classes, or that it shouldn’t be read at school because it is irrelevant, or any of the strange and stupid things that are said about poetry and its place in our lives, I suspect that the people doing the saying have had things pretty easy. – Jeanette Winterson
Most smart phones or portable devices have some form of accessibility option that allows for text to speech.
Where they are insufficient there are also a number of accessibility apps for e-reading, which allow blind or partially sighted readers access to the written word via text to speech.
Many of these do this by ocr scanning text, with users using their devices’ camera to read text which is then spoken. Sighted users can also find this useful as many also translate, so its a great app when travelling in countries that choose not to speak Australian.
Other apps read out downloaded files in any formats, or read webpages on demand.
These text to speech readers again are also useful for sighted users as they can be used as audio books while driving or anywhere.