[bct] Re: accessable CD creator

  • From: "Eric StevenS" <sseric57@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 01:56:01 -0500

I do actually use Record Now, but I only use it for data transfers, so I know I 
am not going to come close to filling the CD.  However, I do not know if it 
will show you how much you have selected and how much disk space there is left, 
which are important pieces of information to me.  When I have asked others how 
they get around this, they offer the option of moving the files you want to 
burn into a temporary folder where you can follow how much information you are 
accumulating and then burn that folder.  This is an extra, unnecessary step I'm 
not wanting to take.

Again, with Sonic, perhaps fiddling with which toolbars are shown will make it 
read what you want.

I should also say that you can burn from within Windows Media Player, but there 
too I am not sure if you can gage how much you have selected in term of bytes.  
Also, I don't know if it is just my computers, but it seems their burn time is 
extraordinarily long.  I think I have maxed write speeds, but I could be 

I've actually played more with Media Player and am seeing some of it's 
benefits.  Granted, not everything is immediately or easily accessible to JAWS, 
but with practice and exploring you can discover some neat stuff there.

Feel free to ask about anything and share what you find.

Eric SS

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: boomerdad 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 1:10 AM
  Subject: [bct] Re: accessible CD creator

  I think the program is called "Record Now," by a company called Sonic.

  Admittedly, I'm using an older version of JFW (5.0), but when I started the 
program, all I could do was tab around to the basic options of whether I wanted 
to make a music CD ora data CD ... and I could browse and add tracks, but when 
it came to selecting whether I wanted to make an audio CD or an MP3 CD, the 
check-boxes and combo-boxes on that screen were virtually useless.  Routing 
around with the Jaws cursor didn't help either.  Grrrrr...

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Eric StevenS 
    To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2005 9:05 AM
    Subject: [bct] Re:   CD creator

    You didn't say what maker came on the new computer.

    For the longest time, I had thought the newer version of Roxio CD creator 
was not as accessible, until one day playing with the toolbar settings I found 
by showing this one and not that, it worked just like I remembered.

    Then there is one by a company called Premier Software that is designed to 
be accessible for the blind that I never really liked, but you could find that 
by doing a Google search for Premier.  I also thought it was a little over 

    Eric SS

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: boomerdad 
      To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2005 3:46 AM
      Subject: [bct] accessable CD creator

      Arrrgh!  I recently bought a new computer and today I decided to try to 
burn a CD.  I had no problems whatever using the My CD software that came with 
my last computer, and I figured the same software was on this one.  It may have 
the same name, but boy, have they gone a staircase *downward* in accessability!!

      So now, I am on a quest to find an accessable CD creator.  I don't mean 
for backups and such ... I just want to be able to take some files, and either 
make a CD I can play on a regular CD player, or a CD of MP3 files.  Any help's 
much appreciated.

      Also, if anybody knows any good file-sharing programs--preferrably a 
Gnutella client--that work well with speech, that'd be very nice as well.


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