[Athen] FW: [OpenCast] [Fwd: Re: iTunes U and accessibility]
burke at ucla.edu
Mon Feb 11 15:58:56 PST 2008
iTunes 7.6.029 + Jaws 9.0.519 + J-Tunes are working at least as well
as they were when I tested last spring/summer. Since then, pgrade
from Jaws 8 to 9 (incl. importing of J-Tunes scripts) went smoothly.
There are constant (biweekly?) updates to iTunes.
So Sean's points about version compatibility & built-in access
remain very important.
But so far with J-Tunes we have been lucky. ...
At 03:42 PM 2/11/2008, Sean Keegan wrote:
> > a colleague from Apple pointed out that for the Windows version of
> > iTunes there is a JAWS plug-in.
> > http://www.tandt-consultancy.com/j-tunes.html
>I have not had a chance to play with this version of J-Tunes, but will be
>downloading and playing with the demo version soon.
>While it is great that there is support for a screen-reader and iTunes, it
>is important to note that this "accessibility support" is not built into
>iTunes. Rather, accessibility is via scripting provided by a third-party
>for which the user must pay. It only works for specific versions of JAWS
>and iTunes. My question is what happens when one of those two specific
>versions need to be upgraded - will the scripting still continue to work or
>does the user now have to pay an upgrade fee in order to get back
>Don't get me wrong - if that is what people are happy with, then fine by me.
>However, I have heard some various vendor representatives make general
>comments about iTunes now being accessible on the Windows platform and I
>think that is not quite the *whole* truth.
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Patrick J. Burke
UCLA Disabilities &
Phone: 310 206-6004
E-mail: burke <at> ucla. edu
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