Re: Accessibility of "Amazon Music Desktop App for PC"
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It is my understanding that you Canadians were the first to get the attention of
NetFlix several years ago.
The Amazon player is easy if one has sight.
Please share how the Ontario law affects accessibility of that player in hopes you good Canadian friends just might get Amazon to change a few controls to let us in.
I once heard from a F S employee how the Player could have been made accessible although it is beyond my knowledge to repeat it.
The concept made sense.
When we are told that we must all go to Apple music aps, then don’t be surprised when some people move to
A different screen reading experience—the Apple environment.
Bolstering several music platforms strengthens the JAWS user base.
That is my opinion.
Have a great day.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Kevin Hourigan
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: Accessibility of "Amazon Music Desktop App for PC"
Hello JAWS Users,
Perhaps it would be useful to file complaints concerning such issues.
I do not think this response is, “Off Topic”, since such actions will improve things for JAWS users.
I am in BC Canada, and while legislation is in the works, it is not enacted here yet, except in Ontario. But the U. S. legislation below looks pretty good to me.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires the U.S. federal government to take accessibility into account when procuring information technologies: websites, telephones, copiers, computers, and other technologies, including both hardware and software. The parts of Section 508 most relevant to web accessibility are "1194.21 — Software applications and operating systems," "1194.22 — Web-based intranet and internet information and applications," and "1194.31 — Functional performance criteria."
Section 508 applies to:
· US federal government entities only, but the effects of Section 508 have permeated the information technology landscape because so many businesses, non-profits, and local and state governments do business with the federal government. To sell to the federal government, private entities have to offer accessible products and services.
Section 508 is enforced by:
· Consumers (people with disabilities) filing formal complaints
Source; Deque University
If it helps any the last time I downloaded the app on my laptop I had my cousin look at it who is cited, and she said it was a mess and she hated it.