Re: Amazon.com, and JAWS 7.0

Hi,

not to take a position for or against FS or anyone else, but as a regular 
Amazon customer, I can tell you that whatever Web design changes occurred at 
Amazon that have messed with Jaw's functionality, they're very recent.  I 
mean, like they happened over the last week or two, so far as I'm aware.  So 
there isn't any way FS could possibly have anticipated this and tested for 
it.  Maybe someone more technically astute than I knows some way in which FS 
might have planned ahead for such a problem, but I don't know that, myself.

, andso.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <ptusing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: Amazon.com, and JAWS 7.0


Hi,
You are all correct with JAWS 7. I did many searches on Amazon and for
example,
when entering on "games," I found myself in "bedding products" etc. etc. all
in the wrong items entirely  for every catagory I searched for. . I then
typed in " other product catagories, " or various search strings and was
sent to totally  unrelated areas.
One would have thought that Amazon would be examined by  the beta  testing
people.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary King" <w4wkz@xxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: Amazon.com, and JAWS 7.0


> I'm afraid this is what happens when a company decides not to do public
> beta testing.  The release version of the screen reader becomes the public
> beta, and we're all beta testers whether we want to be or not.  I've found
> several bugs in 7.0 that weren't in 6.2.  I can't set my external DECtalk
> Express to Some punctuation without changing it directly in the ini file.
> JFW 7.0 loses focus on the security dialog on my bank site.  I'm sure
> there others I haven't found yet.
>
> Gary King, w4wkz@xxxxxxxx
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bruce Toews" <DogRiver@xxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 9:08 AM
> Subject: Re: Amazon.com, and JAWS 7.0
>
>
>> This issue should be reaised with FS. I tried it with JAWS 7, same
>> problem as Chris. I tried it with WE 5.5, no problem.
>>
>> Bruce
>>
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>> On Sun, 6 Nov 2005, Jim Fettgather wrote:
>>
>>> Since I do a ton of shopping on Amazon, especially around the holidays,
>>> I was concerned when I saw this thread.
>>> Just now, using Jaws 5.10, I seemed to have no difficulty finding
>>> detailed information about a Mac Mini apple computer.
>>> All of the Amazon pages came up with the information that I had
>>> requested, and things seemed to behave normally.I will sure try this
>>> with Jaws 6.0.
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 12:44 AM
>>> Subject: Re: Amazon.com, and JAWS 7.0
>>>
>>>
>>>>  chris,
>>>>
>>>>  Doesn't look like it's just a Jaws 7 issue.  I'm using v. 6.2, and
>>>>  something
>>>>  similar happens now (I was there just yesterday and everything was
>>>>  normal).
>>>>  I did a search for a particular book title that I know they carry.
>>>> When
>>>>  the
>>>>  search results page loaded, I did a firtual Find for the word "sort,"
>>>>  which
>>>>  takes me to the "sort by" combo box just before the listed results
>>>> begin.
>>>>
>>>>  I arrowed down a few lines and found the linked book title.
>>>>
>>>>  I clicked on it and the page I got was nothing but the usual global
>>>>  nvavigational links plus a set of links and a combo box dedicated to
>>>>  something to do with finding gifts.  It wasn't about gift
>>>> *certificates,*
>>>>  if
>>>>  that's what you got.  But it was equally wrong.  The title of the book
>>>> I
>>>>  used for the search was nowhere on the page.  I arrowed down through
>>>> it
>>>>  very
>>>>  carefully.
>>>>
>>>>  By the ay, in case you need it, the customer service number I've
>>>> always
>>>>  used
>>>>  when necessary, and the only one I know about, is
>>>>  (800) 201-7575
>>>>
>>>>  ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Skarstad"
>>>>  <toonhead5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>  To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>  Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2005 10:11 PM
>>>>  Subject: Amazon.com, and JAWS 7.0
>>>>
>>>>  Hi folks
>>>>
>>>>  From the looks of things here, Amazon.com, one of my favorite sites on
>>>> the
>>>>  net, no longer works with JAWS 7.0.
>>>>  You click on a link to take you to the information page for a specific
>>>>  product, but instead you are taken to a page to buy a gift
>>>> certificate.
>>>>  From what I'm told, they made some kind of visual change to the site
>>>> using
>>>>  javascript. It looks more visually pleasing, but JAWS doesn't display
>>>> the
>>>>  page properly. so you press enter on a link thinking you'll land on
>>>> one
>>>>  thing but you land on another.
>>>>  So I'm going to call the customer service line on Monday because even
>>>> i, a
>>>>  pretty compident JAWS user, couldn't find the contact us link. Well, i
>>>>  found the link but not the right page.  Really frustrating.
>>>>  If anyone else has had a similar problem, or if you give the site aa
>>>> try
>>>>  and experience the same problem, I'd like to know. This way i'll have
>>>> as
>>>>  much information as possible when I make my call.
>>>>  Thanks.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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