Raman was born in Pune , India . He went blind from glaucoma at the age of 14 . In 1994 he received his PhD with David Gries at Cornell University . His dissertation was awarded a prize by the ACM . He worked for IBM and Adobe Inc. , among others, and has been with Google Inc. since 2005 . At Adobe, he was involved in improving the accessibility of the PDF format so that it could be used by US authorities. At Google, among other things, he works on a search engine for barrier-free websites and on control elements for mobile phones that are friendly to the blind .
- AsTeR - A screen reader for technical / math articles.
- Emacspeak - A screen reader for Emacs and a complete audible desktop.
- Google Accessible Search - a search engine for accessible websites.
- Project overview for Eyes-Free at Google Code - A software for Android that enables the use of the blind.
Standards / Specifications
- Aural CSS - producing rich auditory presentations from Web content
- (Working Draft) XForms 1.1 - Next Generation Web Forms
- XML Events - A reusable eventing syntax for XML
- XHTML + Voice - Enabling the multimodal web via voice interaction
- RDC - Reusable Dialog Components
- TV Raman: Audio System for Technical Readings . Springer, New York 1998, ISBN 3-540-65515-8 .
- TV Raman: Xforms: XML Powered Web Forms . Addison-Wesley Longman, 2003, ISBN 0-321-15499-1 .
- TV Raman: Auditory User Interfaces: Toward the Speaking Computer . Springer, 1997, ISBN 0-7923-9984-6 .
- Homepage (English)
- TV Raman Article in The New York Times - Jan 3, 2009
- Article about TV Raman in Focus - November 20, 2007 (German)
- focus.de - The mission of the blind Google engineer
- Audio System For Technical Readings. Retrieved October 25, 2009 .
- Project overview for eyes-free on Google Code
- New York Times - For the Blind, Technology Does What a Guide Dog Can't
- Google Tech Talk - Emacs Org-mode - a system for note-taking and project planning
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Indian author and researcher in the field of accessibility|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1965|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Pune , Maharashtra , India|