Re: Using JAWS to Download a Book from a Particular Web Site

Rick Miller

Dear Elaine:


Someone subscribed to the list yesterday suggested I go to where the Submit button is then, without hitting the arrow key, arrow up and then hit the Enter key.  I haven’t tried it yet, but plan to.


I think it’s truly ridiculous that an organization designed for the blind should make their website so difficult and so inaccessible.  I have already done just what you said.  In fact, the other day I was practically yelling at them for having their website so inaccessible. 




Rick Miller


From: [] On Behalf Of Elaine Young
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: Using JAWS to Download a Book from a Particular Web Site


Hi, Rick

I too am a member of Audio Book Ministries (Tape Ministries Northwest) and can not manage to download a book. I have my password and about a year ago the director talked me through the process and I got a book or two. But I have not ever been able to do it on my own. I think the site is accessible, but difficult to navigate and find the right buttons. I suggest you call Audio Books and ask for help. Although the director is currently out on medical leave, as you know, I think  there is at least one board member who is blind and uses JAWS. Perhaps you can get help from him/her.  And if you do---LET ME KNOW HOW YOU DID IT!


If you contact me off list, we can see if we can figure it out together!



and put Audio Book Ministry in the subject line, please, so I don't delete it.

 And as I suppose you know, you can request the library to send the book on a cartridge but I too would prefer to download it on my own.




On 11/7/2017 9:16 AM, Richard Turner wrote:

Rick already posted this question and there were at least three replies.

I found the download link just fine using Jaws and Firefox.

The issue is you cannot download the book unless you are sign up as a Patron.





From: [] On Behalf Of Lorena Pennington
Sent: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:14 AM
Subject: Re: Using JAWS to Download a Book from a Particular Web Site


the web say it is a lending library and you have to fill out a application and you order the book and they send it to you and when you read the book you send it book that’s how I understand it but I can be wrong


From: Sharon

Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:32 AM

Subject: Re: Using JAWS to Download a Book from a Particular Web Site


I can’t figure it out at all! Obviously, the site is inaccessible.



From: [] On Behalf Of Rick Miller
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:04 AM
Subject: Using JAWS to Download a Book from a Particular Web Site


Dear Listers:


Are any of you familiar with Audio Book Ministries, also known as Tape Ministries for the Blind?  They have an online accessible library from which their books can be downloaded, but doing it using JAWS is very hard.  Their address is:


Right now the employee they have who is knowledgeable about screen readers and about JAWS is on medical leave and they don’t know when he will be back again.  So if any of you are familiar with this particular web site and maybe, by chance, might have downloaded a book from it, would you please be so kind as to access it and figure out how it can be done using JAWS?  You don’t have to sign in to do this—at least not for the help I am asking for.  Just go to the web page and find the “Online Library Access,” link and hit the Enter key.  Then if you just find any book, try to figure out how to get to the page where the book can be downloaded.  When you get to the page that has the book description, you’ll see there is no direct link to download the book.  There is a “downloads,” link but it will not take you to the “download,” page for the book you wish to download.  Instead, it takes you to the page where there are various things that can be downloaded, such as the AudioBook Ministries tax summary and various other things not at all related to the book you wish to download.  When you find a book, just tell me how to use JAWS to get to the book’s download page.


Thanks for any help you can give.




Rick Miller


Why do we close our eyes when we pray, when we cry, when we dream or when we kiss? Because we know the most beautiful things in life are not seen by the eyes but felt by the heart. -unknown


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