Re: NVDA and the audible app


Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

It won't even let me install the audible manager. I keep getting, "connection to server has been reset".

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Mehler" <dave.mehler@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and the audible app


Hello,

Just went through this found it yesterday fought with my computer, it
is not your machine, and got ahold of audible about half an hour ago.
This fixed it for me and site downloads are once again working.

First of all log in to your audible account, then hit enter on your
name, if your using jfw it will say hi whatever your name is
collapsed, arrowing around will now show Under that arrowing you'll
see your account status, for example mine said Gold Monthly.
Continuing to arrow down you'll get to account details, enter on that.
I should note that during this process you might have to log in again
depending on your browser settings. Arrow to update settings, and
scroll down or use heading navigation of NVDA to get to something that
says software verification. Under that there's a checkbox that for you
will be unchecked it says something like check for audible download
manager, check that, and then your good to go.

Hth
Dave.


On 10/8/18, Lenron <lenron93@gmail.com> wrote:
Yeah that fixed it and they are working on it.

On 10/7/18, Felix G. <constantlyvariable@gmail.com> wrote:
What's an anagram of conversation? Voices rant on.
Am Sa., 6. Okt. 2018 um 18:23 Uhr schrieb Monte Single
<mrsingle@sasktel.net>:

What rhymes with amazon and audible and apple?? Evil!!





From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
David
Griffith
Sent: October-06-18 8:15 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and the audible app



I am afraid it is already here and not 3 years away at least here in the
UK

I found last night when I went to my audible Library the download
facility
now takes you to a so called “help” page which only gives the option of
using Audible iOS, Android, Echo etc and Windows 10.

There is an apparent option to use iTunes but if you follow the help on
that it states you need the Audible app installed.

As it is now imposible to download directly from the website this is
very
bad news indeed.

I tried to open a “chat”with Audible support but after stating the
problem
they did not respond at all- I waited for 30 minutes for any
acknowledgement.

So for me as of last night Audible appears inaccessible for blind
users
of Windows and also for devices like the victor Reader Stream/Trek and
Pocket Plextalk which could until last week support the playing of
Audible
books.

As I am now blocked from accessing something like 60 books that I have
paid for over the years I am not a happy customer.

David Griffith



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From: Gene
Sent: 06 October 2018 11:06
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and the audible app



Eventually covers a long period of potential time. Are they going to
cause problems for Windows 7 users and Windows 8 users while there are
still many around? This sounds like something that may be perhaps three
years away. I don't know when support for Windows 8 ends and support
for
Windows 7 is ending a little over a year from now.



Also, why assume the worst case? Why contact blindness organizations
first? Why not discuss it with Audible and see what happens. Audible
has
a good record on accessibility. If there is a problem, talking with
them
may cause it to be solved.



Gene

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Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2018 1:51 AM

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Well do not use them myself, but their attitude is surely unacceptable
and
arrogant in the extreme in my view. I'd actually report this to the
blind
organisations in the country they are in and let them have a poke at
them.
I
would imagine they might well be shooting themselves in the foot if they
stop supporting things that actually work in favour of some snazzy heap
of
windows app which is a format many people seem to think ill conceived
and
pretty dire even for the sighted.
Yes its probably more secure, but that is not the main issue.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Shook" <chris0309@samobile.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2018 10:07 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and the audible app


Hi,
This is mainlya request for the developers, but I'm posting it here
hoping
someone tells me I am mistaken.
I use the Aubible website for Audio book purchases and downloads. I
conteacted Audible with a request of helping me fix an issue with the
Audible download manager.
WHile they helped me fix the issue, the woman warned me that they
would
eventually phase out the Audible download manager because of the
Audible
app for Windows 10.
As of right now, unless I am very much mistaken, NVDA nor JAWS will
work
with the Audible app for Windows 10.
I would ask that someone look into this as it may become necessary for
those of us that use the website to use the app to download books in
the
future.
The lady I talked to said she could not give me a time frame on when
they
would do away with the Audible download manager, but that they had
already
stopped updating it.
Regards
Chris







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