Archive for September, 2007

iTunes Scripts Now Work with JAWS 8

September 19, 2007

I apologize for not announcing this a long time ago. A couple of months back, Apple came out with a version of iTunes 7 that was stable enough for Brian Hartgen to be able to write scripts that work with JAWS 8.0, as well as with JAWS 6.0, 6.2, 7.0 and 7.2. It’s great that this is possible. Brian hopes to be able to add more functionality to the scripts soon. I hope Apple will make his job easier by improving the accessibility of iTunes. It’s a great program when it’s usable.


MP3 Audiobooks Available on eMusic

September 19, 2007

eMusic has offered music in unprotected MP3 format at reasonable prices for quite a while; I have been a satisfied customer for two years now. So I was pleased to learn today that they have begun to offer audiobooks in this format as well. It was hard to find information about exactly how the service will work, as it’s very new, but here’s what I know:

  • For $9.95 per month, you can download one eBook each month.
  • You can cancel online at any time.
  • For now, you get a free book the first month, so you get 2 books for $9.95. This may be a temporary offer.
  • There may be a subscription where you pay more to download two books per month, but I couldn’t find a price for it.

It will be interesting to see how this service works out. I am pleased that authors and audiobook producers are willing to offer popular material in an open format, and I wish the venture well.