CallBurner: Finally, Fully Accessible Skype Call Recording is Here at Last!

  • From: "Darrell Shandrow" <nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 19:13:19 -0700

Hello Everyone,

The people at Netralia, developers of the Skylook Skype call management and 
recording application for Microsoft Outlook, have recently released a new Skype 
call recording product that does not depend on Outlook. The new CallBurner 
application enables annotation and recording of all Skype calls while providing 
a clean, simple user interface. 

After learning of the existence of this new product, I downloaded a trial copy 
of the software. While finding it reasonably usable for basic call recording, I 
found the call detail window largely inaccessible with any screen reader, 
including JAWS, System Access and Window-Eyes. I promptly wrote a short note to 
the company's support e-mail address requesting accessibility enhancements to 
permit full use of CallBurner with screen reading software. On Thursday, July 
5, I was absolutely flabbergasted to receive a response from the company's 
senior developer offering a beta copy of an accessible version of the software 
for my testing! This response came in less than three weeks of my initial 

After downloading the test copy of CallBurner, I immediately began to put it 
through its paces. After enabling "Screen Reader Compatibility" in the 
Accessibility sub-menu of the program's System Tray icon, I was instantly 
delighted to discover extensive keyboard navigation, a tabbed Call Details 
dialogue box and full accessibility without need of screen reader configuration 
or scripts.

CallBurner is an excellent solution for blind podcasters and anyone who needs 
accessible, reliable Skype call recording capability.

Darrell Shandrow - Accessibility Evangelist
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