Re: Blindspot may need to close because of Spotify's changing API.

Damien Garwood <damien@...>

To be honest, I never saw the charm in subscription-based streaming. I use 7Digital. Mostly, I download. If I'm going out and don't want to lug my external harddrive around, I'll stream through Sonos. You pay once, then the content's yours and it appears in your library, and you can mix and match it in playlists and all sorts. There is also a 7Digital app, not sure how accessible that is though, never had any reason to try it. But 7Digital seems to be a rather small company, and I had several teleconferences with their web developers back in 2015 regarding accessibility improvements, so can safely say that they definitely care.

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From: Perry Simm via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2018 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Blindspot may need to close because of Spotify's changing API.

as far as an accessible web interface is concerned, I can recommend Google Play Music. It uses headings, has keyboard shortcuts, all buttons have reasonable descriptions, and if used with Chrome it doesn't even require the security risk called Flash. It's an accessibility success story too few people know about, in sharp contrast to Spotify which, in my opinion, never really cared.
Cheers Perry

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No connection whatsoever with this, but in this age of inclusively, should

not a company now about to or is listed not be actually trying to increase

their electronic footfall, rather than chucking people off who are blind.

its probably against the law in many countries, but as we often see, if you

are a powerful entity, you can do what you like. Some companies consider

social responsibility to be cheap to comply with and gives them brownie

points, while others carry on as if they were in a time 40 years ago.

I'll say no more but I had thought with flash being discontinued the age

of inaccessible web content was over.


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From: "Robert Kingett"


Sent: Monday, April 02, 2018 2:46 PM

Subject: [nvda] Blindspot may need to close because of Spotify's changing


Per Spotify's new API requirements,

meaning, they are killing off one in favor of the other, in this case,

web... means that accessible apps like BlindSpot may not work anymore. It

is a huge shame, but not at all shocking. The Git link is below to the


Before anybody asks, because I know many will, and not bother looking it

up, blindspot is an accessible, windowless, alternative application to

Spotify that works using the keyboard only, and is only on Windows. The

issue thread is below.

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