A couple of related web tools of benefit to people with vision problems you should know about and that should be on disability resources lists. Speegle  reads search results and Speakwire  reads from a selectable list of newsfeeds that includes the San Jose Mercury News. In Speegle, you have a choice of English or American accents. Male Voice #1 has an English accent and #2 and Female Voice have American accents. Speakwire doesn't give you a choice or accents, but it has a really neat tool lower down on the page -- Custom Feeds, where you can enter the feed URL of your favorite blog and have it read to you.