Re: JFW workaround for pmn?

  • From: "Darrell Shandrow" <nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 11:33:23 -0700

Hi Kevin,

Don't get me started on this...  :-)

Actually, I have not spent a great deal of time with PMN as it remains 
extremely difficult, almost impossible really, to use with JAWS or Window-Eyes. 
 Steve Holmes ( got it to work with Window-Eyes 
after a fashion.  He talks about it on episode #5 of his podcast.  

The most significant problem is that the ability to add songs to the playlist 
is an improperly coded HTML link anchor.  FreedomBox is the only assistive 
technology solution I know supports it directly.  They implemented a work 
around for this link late last year.  So, if you happen to be a FreedomBox 
subscriber, then you can, in fact, add tracks to your playlist on PMN and thus 
download, report and play them as intended.

The Podshow folks could resolve this issue with five minutes or less of 
programming time.  Though other access issues remain, it would at least allow 
us the use of the most essential functionality of PMN.  Requests have been made 
in the past to fix this but, alas, Podshow hasn't yet seen fit to address any 
accessibility problems with PMN and, imho, the future of accessibility for 
Podshow products and services doesn't look very good from my perspective, save 
positive developments with CastBlaster. 

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kevin Reves 
  To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 10:55 AM
  Subject: JFW workaround for pmn?

  Hey everyone. Awhile back, someone had discovered a way to add songs  to a 
playlist on pmn using jaws. After talking to Matt Campbell, he said that when 
you hit enter, you aren't really clicking the link. I remember someone talking 
about this a while back, but can't find it in the archives. Would someone  
kindly repost those instructions or point me to the archived post that contains 
that info? Thanks so much.

  Kevin Reeves

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