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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Rhapsody Music Accessibility for the Blind

My name is John Martyn and I am 100% blind. I spent 6 months developing a Jaws for windows script to make Rhapsody, the music subscription service, blind accessible.

The scripts enhance your music experience and include many great features such as drag and drop. It is a powerful script that allows you to work with unlimited playlists, download, burn discs, and transfer on the go to approved devices. You can fast forward, rewind and use all the basic controls. Search through your music library, search for new music, listen to radio channels, and customize your playlists.

Rhapsody Blind for Jaws is compatible with Jaws 10, Jaws 11, Jaws 12 and works with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. The scripts are Easy to install and automatically install with a setup file. No knowledge of scripts is needed. An easy to follow guide is incorporated and will explain the program. Also, a quick key shortcut menu helps you remember shortcut keys and will even perform the action for you.

Rhapsody is now accessible to Jaws users and the blind can enjoy music like the rest. It is more about the music experience and less about the navigation. Don't miss it!

Click this link to download Rhapsody Blind from

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