[access-uk] Re: Audible and listening samples again

Andy, Good for you - fast response. I hope they will do likewise over here across the pond. :-)


Best regards,
Grandpa Dave in California


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From: "ANDY COLLINS" <Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 9:48 AM
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible and listening samples again

Hi Dave - I've been in contact with the .co.uk site over here, and they say they have forwarded my issue to their web development team. I thought it was important to mention to them that it has only become an issue since they upgraded their site, and that previously, all worked perfectly well -

Andy
----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Mack" <dcmack2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 4:37 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible and listening samples again


Andy and all,
I suggest anyone wishing to contact Audible about the problem regarding book samples send their complaints to the following email address so they will be seen by the same department personnel:
greatideas@xxxxxxxxxxx

Meanwhile, I am sending the following email personally:

Dear Audible,
I, and a number of my fellow blind and vision-impaired subscribers and potential subscribers) request that you make the following accessibility improvement to your website. Specifically, your book samples are not accessible by those blind persons using sccreenreaders since the link to book samples is only contained in a tiny graphic not accessible by keyboard users. Please activate the word "sample" which precedes the tiny graphic so screenreader users like myself and most blind individuals can access book samples from our keyboards. Thank you for any prompt attention to this oversight.

Dave Mack (aka Grandpa Dave in California)

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From: "ANDY COLLINS" <Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 7:25 AM
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible and listening samples again

Thanks Dave. The problem doesn't appear to be screen reader specific, or anything to do with flash or browsers. I urge all Audible subscribers to contact them regarding this matter. As with many things, the more of us that respond, the louder our voice, and maybe then, we'll be heard and something will be done -

Andy
----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Mack" <dcmack2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 3:12 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible and listening samples again



Andy,
I am loe-vision. I can only play the sample by clicking on a tiny graphic with a physical mouse arrow placed over the graphic which appears right after the word "sample" using my magnifier. I am not able to play the sample using my keyboard.
Hope this helps.
Grandpa Dave in California


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From: "ANDY COLLINS" <Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 6:26 AM
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible and listening samples again

Hi Alexander -

Just for clarity, and as you offered, would you mind doing a search for a book title [it won't matter how old it is] and on the results page, use JFW to locate and play the Sample. I've tried it with JFW 9 and 11, and neither mouse clicking or pressing enter/space anywhere on the word 'sample' makes any difference.

Thank you -

Andy
----- Original Message ----- From: "alexander shannon " <alexander.shannon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 1:59 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible and listening samples again


Hi Ibrahim, Andy and all,

Here is part of a message I sent in response to an earlier
message from Iain Lackie on either this thread or a similar
one.  I've put the re-posted text in quotes as I wish to
make some comments following it.

"I tried to read a sample on my desktop which is running
windows XP, Jaws 12 (latest build), and Magic 11, (latest
build.

Please note I only referred to magic in the last sentence as
I have some residual vision and use it in combination with
jaws, although, I did not use the mouse when trying to
access a sample on www.Audible.co.uk.

The odd thing is that I believe my set-up is similar to
yours Iain, and yet I could get a sample to play.  Although
whether that was because I'd searched for a title which was
old enough to have been available prior to the enhanced
format of Audible, I can not say.

I hope what I've said in this message is of help in some
way."

Please note that there has been a further update to Jaws 12
since I originally wrote the text quoted above, and also
that I am actually running Windows XP Pro.

If it helps I could have another try at reading the audible
samples and come back to the list.



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