RE: XM Radio Users

Chris,
You are quite correct.
The XM online radio service which I believe is listen.xmradio.com is
absolutely a nightmare for most folks using a screen reader.
The xmradio.com may well be quite accessible but I have not used it.
The online radio service is equally inaccessible for Window-Eyes as well
as JAWS so we can not call their hand for discrimination. (smile)
Cy, the Ancient Okie... here. (smile)

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Chris Skarstad
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 1:59 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: XM Radio Users


Well the actual xm radio itself has nothing to do with JAWS, 2 separate 
things completely.
Setting up your account and activating your radio online is very
straight 
forward, as is adding premium services like Opie and Anthony or The
Playboy 
Channel.  You can do this very easily.  The XM Radio Online site is, to
put 
it blunt, inaccessible as hell.  None of the buttons read properly and
it 
takes a long time to find what you want.
Many people have written to XM and have asked that they make their
online 
service more accessible to those with disabilities, but these requests
have 
not been answered.  We get the usual form letter and are told that our 
requests are forwarded to the webmaster.  This webmaster, whoever he/she
is 
aparently simply does not get it and probably won't, sadly.
I'm of the opinion that if you're paying extra for something that you 
should at least be able to use it.




At 12:40 PM 1/7/2005, you wrote:
>I've heard both about with the web site, some say it's useable some say

>not so well, but I can tell you registration is good with jaws and I 
>have the equipment here hooked up to my stereo and I had no problems 
>setting up my account or using the radio.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Jim Portillo" <jp100@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 12:52 PM
>Subject: XM Radio Users
>
>
> > Howdy folks,
> > I'm wondering if there is anyone out there using XM radio.  I'm 
> > thinking of getting it, either online or with the radio.  I'd like 
> > to chat with you about XM. How accessible, with JAWS,  have you guys

> > found it to be, especially online?
> > Jim
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