Re: Coding iTunes

  • From: "Yadiel Sotomayor" <yadosotomayor@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2011 12:04:44 -0400

From what I know, jaws stand alone, nop. However, jaws with jTunes, essentially 
yes. But it is kind of confusing.

From: John Martyn 
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 3:46 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: Re: Coding iTunes

It appears that iTouch and iPhone are moving into the accessibility category 
and more will use them. I have an iTouch myself. One thing I noticed is the 
inability to uncheck songs from being synced if you want to manually manage 
your library. Does jaws allow you to uncheck songs from the list? Alsois it 
possible to transfer apps to the phone using the iStore in the application 
instead of doing it on the phone? That would be nice because it would take less 
time if Jaws allowed it.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bill Spiry 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 10:23 PM
  Subject: RE: Coding iTunes

  I agree. Itunes is essential for using the iphone, the iphone is arguably the 
most accessible smart phone out there, and for the windows and jaws user there 
needs to be a good solution. J-tunes just isn't keeping up and as noted, it 
really doesn't "bring that much to the party." 

  Tiptoeing around in itunes is frustrating at best and disruptive at worst. It 
would be nice to have stronger jaws scripting for the application. As noted, 
the iStore currently throws the limited functionality of jaws and itunes on its 



  From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Yadiel Sotomayor
  Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 8:26 PM
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: Re: Coding iTunes


  Well, look at the jTunes and build from there. Just kidding. Even though the 
jTunes cost 75 dollars, they don't bring to much to the party. Well, 
suggestions on what I want on iTunes. Well, access to the help file. Second, 
since jaws 12 or iTunes 10.2.1 (don't know which one) broke the iTunes store, 
the iTunes store would be very nice. A way to imput data or create an account 
without turning the virtual cursor off. A way to get all the easily accessible 
information for sighted people (track name, time, number of tracks, etc.) in an 
easy matter. Jaws iimput when selecting tracks via the control plus spacebar 
method. Those are just of a few suggestions. I am going to left this open for 
people's imput.


  From: John Martyn 

  Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 8:10 PM

  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

  Subject: Coding iTunes


  ITunes is a good one. I know that some of it can't be accessed easily without 
the jaws cursor. Definately an easier app to work with since they are Microsoft 
accessibility access friendly. Plus I noticed that they leave the JSS file open 
to scripters. Just in case we wanted to add to it. Give your thoughts on what 
we want iTunes to do. I definately use iTunes myself and it is a popular app. 
As far as the need, we still have to hear more input from everyone. Good 

    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: Yadiel Sotomayor 

    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

    Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 7:25 AM

    Subject: Re: Coding for a new jaws accessible app


    Hmmm... I would like to see scripts (free scripts if possible) for iTunes. 
I downloaded the jTunes scripts (version 5.5) and I did not like them at all. 
They did not added much to the party and there are some parts of iTunes that 
since version 10.2.1 have become completely inaccessible. E.G. the iTunes store.



    Other program I would love to see a script being developed is for DVD fab 



    I am thinking of a couple, but I doubt there will be any interest among 
blind persons, so I won't mention them. At least for now.


    From: John Martyn 

    Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 4:33 AM

    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; jaws-users-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

    Subject: Coding for a new jaws accessible app


    Hi folks,

    As my 32nd birthday approaches, I think I am going to make a habit of 
picking one new application per year to make jaws accessible. Picking Rhapsody 
was not an easy task, but it taught me many things about an application that 
seems next to impossible to make behave. I am taking off this summer from 
school and will have the time to code a new application. Rhapsody Blind was a 
test to see if I could pull it off, and it worked. I selfishly chose the first 
one, now I'm looking for the popular vote on what you might want. I probably 
won't start until this semester is over at the end of May, so this gives plenty 
of time to decide. It would be a good idea to chat among each other and find 
out what is needed or just plain want for entertainment purposes. So, let's 
open up the floor and hear some suggestions.


    John Martyn

    Yadiel J. Sotomayor


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