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

NVDA screenreader users:
Okay, I finally got Audible's Adobe Flash to play the book sample using my free open source NVDA screenreader from the keyboard alone and without the physical mouse. After tabbing to the word "sample", I pressed the down arrow and finally got it to announce the word "clickable". I then pressed spacebar or enter and it played the sample. But it only did it after refreshing NVDA by closing it and reopening it again. Prior to that , it did not announce the word "clickable" after I tabbed passed the word "sample".

Grandpa Dave in California


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From: "Dave Mack" <dcmack2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 11:43 AM
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible and listening samples again

Hi, again, Andy! Yes, upon further examination with my screen magnifier and physical mouse and right clicking on the tiny graphic, it is indeed a miniscule Adobe Flash graphic and not just a photo with link and has a bunch of controls in a drop-down menu from my physical mouse pointer. They should not force us to buy screenreader upgrades of any kind! Now I am really ticked off - I would use stronger language but . . . oh, well!

Grandpa Dave in California

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From: "ANDY COLLINS" <Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 11:17 AM
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible and listening samples again

Hi Dave - I imagine FS would say upgrading to JFW12 is about keeping up with changes in web design and functionality, and in a way, it is Audible that has made the site less accessible. I'm not sure how much responsibility Audible have in law [we have both US and EU law to consider] but I think as a service provider with a customer base, they have to provide equal opportunity to all to access their service. Anyway, bottom line for me is that I'm hacked off with continually having to pay silly prices just to keep up to speed with what everybody else gets as a matter of course.

If websites are more and more using this flash technology, or whatever it is that Audible have done that made the Sample links invisible to screen readers, FS should have offered this as a free upgrade. as it's a basic requirement of screen reader capability when using the Internet, to be able to see and click such buttons,

Andy
----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Mack" <dcmack2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 6:52 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible and listening samples again


Andy,
Thanks for the clarification. I will keep that in mind as I badger them. lol! I have a personal telephone contact at Amazon now dealing with my accessible Kindle for PC problem. Amazon is Audible's parent company - and I will let him know on Monday this is a problem on Audible internationally apparently. He may be able to give us some extra juice.

Grandpa Dave in California

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From: "ANDY COLLINS" <Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 10:46 AM
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible and listening samples again

Hi I've just installed a demo of JFW12, and as Alexander discovered, on the line below the word Sample, JAWS says flash, and on the line below that, unlabeled button. Hitting enter on this button, plays the sample!

I only have a license for JFW9, and feel almost forced to upgrade to version 12 [whatever that will cost me] just to get back what I had before last week! This is outrageous, so I hope Audible will give us back the sample as a clickable rather than flash link, otherwise I'll switch to JFW12 when I need to access their site -

Andy
From: "alexander shannon " <alexander.shannon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 3:27 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible and listening samples again


Hi Andy,  I've given the searching a try with the latest
build of Jaws 12 running, and found that to get the sample
to play, you need to hear Jaws say something like Flash
Unlabeled Button one.  Once you hear Jaws say something like
that, press enter and you should hear the sample playing.

Please note however, that I tried the same thing with Jaws
11, and found that as you describe, Jaws could not find the
button.  I only knew it was there because I am running Magic
at the same time, and therefore can see the button on the
screen.

I hope this helps.




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