[access-uk] Re: Audible

  • From: Léonie Watson <tink@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 12:17:02 -0000

    The problem is that the audio player is Flash based. They've used an
embedding technique that hides the Flash from screen readers, the Flash
itself isn't accessible  and the underlying code isn't compatible either. It
isn't easy to reverse engineer Flash, but the principle problems are clear.
    I contacted Audible earlier this week to explain all this and give them
some more technical information. How quickly they respond will depend on
whether it's a third party application or whether they have in-house control
over it. If it is a third party application, I've also pointed them at a
fully accessible alternative.




From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Amro Bilal
Sent: 28 November 2008 13:40
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible

I couldn't get any audio samples using either System Access nor Jaws 10.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Sunil <mailto:bosley20@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 12:13 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible

I’m using Jaws 10 and am able to access the samples. I use the tab key to
navigate through the info for each book, author, title etc. from memory, it
takes five presses to go through the info for each book. On the second or
third press jaws remains silent but if you hit enter at that point the
sample plays.




From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: 28 November 2008 12:08
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Audible


In recent times a sample recording of books etc. was not available when
using screen readers. This would still seem to be the same using JAWS
Version 10 and below. However, when using System Access, the problem seems
to be resolved. Using System Access, I am able to get a sample recording of
anything on the Audible site.


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