Why don’t sites have narrative voice-overs?
Voice-overs that offer slighted versions of the editorial content. Or, commentary over pages composed of solely headline-text.
Like television advertisements.
Television advertisements are an exceptional medium. Voice-overs needn’t reposit text. They seldom do.
My present favorite regards a class-action advertisement against a large pharmaceutical company. Especially, one passage where text on the screen shows,
- Diabetic Coma
However, as you’re reading it, Mister Voice-Over sez “If you or a loved one is suffering from Diabetes, Diabetic Coma, Kectoacidosis or Death...”
That's brilliant. Voice-overs on web sites bear consideration from that segment alone. Everyone should have it.
And, in this age of digital recording, Ian Dury would read mine.