Today we released audiorecorderfield.module, a module that enables users to record audio contents directly from the browser, with a simple click of the mouse (http://www.drupal.org/project/audiorecorderfield/).
It has been about 5 years since I started asking for that sort of capability in Drupal sites. At that time, I was working with underserved youth who did not have regular access to computers and, in many cases, were semi-literate. I knew they had a lot to say and would love to express their stories online. However, to expect them to do so in writing was too much.