[access-uk] Re: jaws scripts for ITunes

  • From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 11:20:04 +0100

Hi Brian,
I don't think this is the case that you have to sign up to the .co.uk site
separately, since last time I logged in, I did it through audible.co.uk, and
it recognised my user info.
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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Brian Hartgen
Sent: 24 June 2005 17:52
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: jaws scripts for ITunes

1. I think you have to sign up for a new account with the audible.co.uk
2. There are no special offers at the moment I don't think, however you can
enter your e-mail address into an edit field on the home page to notify you
when they do happen.
3. It is the 512 MB IPod Shuffle.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Andy  <mailto:Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Collins 
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 5:31 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: jaws scripts for ITunes

Brian - Does Audible.co.uk require a new sign up? my username etc from
Audible.com isn't being recognised!
Also, the .com site has a summer sale on at present, does this apply to the
UK site, or are they in affect different sites running independently?
And one last one if I may, How much memory does the Ipod they're offering
with a listener plan, come with?
Thanks -

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Brian Hartgen <mailto:brian@xxxxxxxxxxx>  
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 4:32 PM
Subject: [access-uk] jaws scripts for ITunes

Members of the BCAB list may have seen my message to the effect that
audible.co.uk was officially launched on 15 June.  All the prices on the
site are now in British pounds, they have a British phone number on there to
contact them if you want to, and there is British content on the site as
well as the existing material.  There are British people on the end of the
phone line too (smile)! I know, I've spoken to them.
Given that Audible.co.uk are now offering a free IPod Shuffle if you sign up
for one of their listener plans, and because there are problems with
transferring audible books using Annapod explorer, I have decided to create
some jaws scripts for ITunes to make ITunes a totally keyboard accessible
program as far as I can.  Now that audible.co.uk is properly up and running,
I am really keen to promote it as of course any source of audio books is a
good thing.  Added to this, if we have a situation where a visually impaired
person can get the IPod Shuffle and not have to pay anything additional,
this is a bonus.
These scripts will be free of charge, basically because I am creating them
since I personally want access to ITunes and the Shuffle to transfer books
audible.  They should be ready for anyone who would like them some time
within the next two weeks, and if people would like them as and when, please
me a message.
At the moment, the following features are included.  Please remember I am at
an early stage with this.
1. I have included the ability to track focus in the various lists, for
example what I call the main category list displaying such items as
"library, radio,
music store, etc."  The good thing is that my scripts do not depend upon
highlight colour assignments to track the focus.  This should also apply to
list of songs in the opposite list which shows which songs are on the IPod
Shuffle, although this has not been tested yet as I am awaiting my new IPod
from Audible.
2. The concept behind these scripts is that everything should be accessible
from the keyboard.  Therefore, we have a keystroke which moves you directly
into the library area where all the music or books are stored.  Once there,
you can use navigational keystrokes to move forward and back through the
available songs or books in your library. Jaws will
announce the song in the library as you move to it, and will advise you when
you get to the top or bottom of the list.
3. If you use the library navigation keys to find a song you wish to
manipulate in the library such as to play it or delete it, use a separate
keystroke to select it, whereupon it can be manipulated.
4. The other thing I have done is to make it possible to drag and drop into
ITunes from windows explorer, and this seems to work well with audible
 You find the file you want, copy it to the clipboard with control+C, then
alt+tab over to ITunes, and hit control+V to paste it in there.

That's about it for the moment, but if anyone has any further suggestions,
feel free to let me know.

Brian Hartgen


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