Wow, I'm stunned! I dropped Adam Curry a quick note to tell him that I posted "If Everyday Were Christmas" on the Podsafe Music Network. Well he played it on today's Source Code, DSC-270, and was totally diggin it. He suggested maybe getting some other artists involved and doing a kind of "We Are the World" thing with this tune. I've written him to possibly pursue his idea. We'll see what happens.
Jerry a.k.a. Slau
Thanks for doing the podcast and for contacting C. C. about it. I contacted C.C. about the Captcha and find that he's at least willing to listen to accessibility concerns. I hope he will address some of the things mentioned on the show.
JulieMelton visit me at www.heart-and-music.com Keep smiling!
From: Steve Holmes <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Reply-To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [music@xxxxxxxxxxx: RE: PMN Accessibility for Blind Users] Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 10:38:29 -0700
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Hey, I sent a brief message to CC Chapman of the Podsafe Music Network probably an hour or so ago and I got his response which I'm forwarding to the list in case you're interested. This is a first step; Here's hoping for continued progress in this area.
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Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 10:56:56 -0500 From: Podshow Music Network <music@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: "'Steve Holmes,,,'" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: RE: PMN Accessibility for Blind Users
Thank you very much for forwarding this along. I'm definitely going to listen to it (downloading now) and will forward it to our developers as well.
I appreciate the support and also the constructive feedback which helps out
C.C. Chapman Manager, www.podsafemusicnetwork.com Host, www.accidenthash.com Host, www.uturncafe.com
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I'm the blind guy who signed up a few weeks ago and enjoy your site so far.
I did discover some fairly large hoops to jump through while playing tracks.
Actually, I performed a demonstration of how us blind people can use the
site with commonly used Windows screen reader technology and spoken output
on my most recent podcast. I accomplish two goals with my show;
1 - Show the world how us as blind people can nogotiate about the web and in
particular, the Podsafe Music Network web site.
2 - Draw attention to some of the difficulties that blind users can currently run into with the PMN site.
To get more details, I invite you to listen to my most recent episode of the
HolmesGrown Solutions Podcast at
http://www.holmesgrown.com/podcasts/HGSA-2005-10-28.mp3 for the direct link
or http://feeds.feedburner.com/holmesgrown for the RSS feed.
Sorry for the length of the show but I would hope that this program might help morph Podsafe Music Network into a site that is even better than it currently is.
Thanks for the time.
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