Re: NVDA and Bandcamp.

David Griffith

I am afraid I only find this  site accessible with Jaws and I cannot get it to work with either  NVDA or Narrator though I would love to know how to use it in NVDA.


Even with Jaws you have to rely on  the Jaws cursor and the use of the virtual mouse click.

I have tried using object navigation in NVDA but I am afraid for me a least object navigation does not cut it in situations like this and I have never managed to get anywhere with NVDA on the page.


If you have a copy of Jaws in perhaps 40 minute demo mode available then the steps are.

Press B to navigate to the play pause button.

Press Jaws key plus numpad minus to route Jaws scan cursor to PC.

Now press numpad  slash to perform a virtual mouse click  and the music will start playing.

Interestingly now you can also easily pause it by pressing the space bar.


David Griffith



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From: John Isige
Sent: 11 June 2021 17:18
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and Bandcamp.


Hi all.



I've asked this question before, but it was ages ago, so I'm asking it

again for two reasons. Is there a way to do it, i.e. did something

change, and if not, where do I complain about it to get it fixed?



Is there a way to play things on Bandcamp using NVDA? I use Firefox, but

I've also tried it on Chrome and Edge, so switching browsers isn't going

to help. I literally just checked with Edge. Here's our sample page.



If I hit 'b' to go to the first play/pause button, I've tried:



1. Routing with numpad-zero numpad-slash, and then double clicking with

numpad slash. This used to work, but hasn't for a while.



2. Routing as above, and hitting numpad-zero numpad-enter.



3. Getting on to the button via normal navigation, e.g. tab, arrows, and

hitting enter.



4. Same, but hitting space.



5. Same, hitting shift-numpad-enter, this just opens a new window.



Somebody said a while ago that there's a graphic next to the buttons.

For a while, sometimes I could find it, it would read as a blank line,

and if I hit enter on that, it would play. But it didn't show up

consistently, even within the same page, and I haven't seen that happen

in, probably over a year.



So basically, with NVDA and any browser I know of, I can't make things

play on Bandcamp, and I'd really like to, because it's pretty hard to

decide if you're going to buy music if you can't hear it. If there's no

solution for this, do I post on NVDA's Github page? Do I try to get in

touch with Bandcamp? Both? I'd really like this to get solved, one way

or another. If that means I'm being dumb and missing something obvious,

so much the better. But I'm pretty sure it's just broken, because I'm

fairly sure others have had problems with it too.







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