moderated Re: Which Podcast Subscription Programs Can Be Used with JAWS?
Yes, I have tried to contact Spotify support, but so far have gotten no reply.
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Rick already said he doesn’t’ use Apple.
Rick, why not contact Spotify instead? Freedom Scientific (or whatever they’re called now) may be able to do something on their end with the JAWS software, eventually, but that’s when or if they care or get around to it. Spotify support might be able to offer some suggestions, or they may even be interested in making modifications for accessibility, if that’s what’s needed.
Do you use the free version of spotify? I might give it a gander sometime.
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Hi, I’m not sure if you use the iOS platform, but Overcast has a web player and I’m pretty sure that it’s accessible.
That’s what I have been doing, but I have just been wondering if JAWS could work with Spotify. What annoys me about listening to podcasts using Spotify is that they always appear in descending, not ascending, order. I have contacted this list and have asked if you could change that setting in Spotify using JAWS but nobody seems to know. I’m going to contact Freedom Scientific again and suggest that they consider making Spotify compatible with JAWS.
It’s too bad Freedom Scientific is so ignorant of spotify. I haven’t messed with it so I can’t say how manageable it really is for a screen-reader user. I like podcasts nowadays, but I just go to their websites and download local copies of the episodes (not necessarily easily done with 8all* podcasts). If you use a desktop, you should be able to play episodes in your browser.
I have just recently become acquainted with Spotify. I have submitted to your list questions about how to use Spotify with JAWS and nobody is being of any help. Today I tried contacting Freedom Scientific and they say that they don’t have anything to do with Spotify. In fact, I don’t know if they have even heard of it. So I’m trying to find out from anybody if there are any places where you can subscribe to podcasts which are compatible with JAWS and which you can use JAWS with, such as creating and adding to music playlists or, when you find a podcast if you want to hear episodes in ascending rather than in descending order. If any of you know of any such programs that are compatible with JAWS will you please tell me what they are? I do not use Apple. I use a Desktop PC, use Windows 10 and use JAWS 2021.