Podsafe for Peace is accessible to blindcasters either by way of an e-mail to Slau or by purchase from the podsafeforpeace.org web site. In all fairness to Slau, he is reasonably prompt in his response by blindcasters, providing a link to the song within approximately 90 minutes of my request. This remains far from the equal access Jeff provided, or which would be provided had only the developers of PMN appropriately considered the need for accessibility during the design and implementation of that service! A task a sighted person is able to accomplish within five minutes required more than 90 minutes for a blind person to be permitted the same result.
How is this so awful? 90 minutes is not so long to wait. At least we have access to the track!
Most of the blind community is squarely opposed to me and all for which I stand. I am apparently "militant" and unwilling to work cooperatively with others to achieve accessibility. The blind community will prop up any blind person who accomplishes something, even if that person failed to appropriately consider the needs of his own blind brothers and sisters! The community will also quickly and easily slam anyone (over a single controversy) who is working very hard to look out for their accessibility needs without doing their research and having all their facts straight!
For the record, some may consider portions of my accessibility evangelism to be "militant". I prefer to think of it as insistent. Of course, most of my work is actually quite conciliatory and diplomatic, working to raise awareness of assistive technology and accessibility, asking the mainstream technology industry to consider our needs for accessibility and rationally explaining the human rights aspect of insuring that the blind aren't simply left out in the cold while technology advances without us, thus threatening to destroy our ability to learn, work and enjoy leisure activities.
From this controversy, I have learned a couple of critical lessons. First, keep in mind that your private communications can be made public at any time and in the most inopportune manner possible.
Second, the blind community is mostly made up of clueless, immature, selfish, sheltered, ungrateful people, living in their own little fantasy worlds, willing to attack, at a moment's notice, anything they do not immediately understand!
Wow, nice outlook, eh? If it were really that bad, why fight then? Why don't ya just give up and take your ball and go home.
Merry Christmas my blind brothers and sisters. Have a nice life in your shrinking, increasingly inaccessible world!
I can't think of a polite response for that one so I'll shut up now...