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hpr3783 :: Accessibility, and Navigating the HPR Web Pages with a Screen Reader

Mike puts the HPR Web Site to the test.

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Hosted by Mike Ray on 2023-02-01 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Accessibility, HPR, Screen Reader.
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Accessibility, and Navigating the HPR Web Pages with a Screen Reader

Some time in the last year there has been some discussion on the HPR mailing list about some of the problems I was having, particularly with the tags page, on the HPR site.

Here is a show in which you can hear both me and my screen reader, as I navigate the HPR home page, and then the HPR tags page.

Dave Morriss has made a nice job of fixing the issues I had, and made the tags page a lot more friendly for blind and visually impaired users.

It's quite a long podcast, and it took a lot of editing. So most of the polish wore off by the time I 'finished' it and decided enough was enough.


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Comment #1 posted on 2023-02-03 15:11:30 by Mechatroniac


The site is awkward to download from, now that I am using a standalone mp3 player and my computer instead of an android podcasting app that automatically does it. I don't understand why things are made more tedious for PC users but this is a degradation. It doesn't help that the podcast apps for PC are garbage. Podfriend doesn't even let you download. There should be a way to download more than one podcast at once, without mastering some scripting language. The way it stands is if I want to download shows I have to navigate to each individual page and then click to the mp3. Why not put an mp3 link on the main list so people can download the podcasts without having to go to each individual page first. This is so tedious especially after getting used to the ease of android apps.
Comment #2 posted on 2023-02-04 19:44:52 by Ken Fallon

Podcast Clients

Hi Mechatroniac Thanks for the feedback. Can you clarify which page you mean when you say "main list". The main page has a link to the media files. If you want custom control, then I suggest you load the sites RSS feed into any of the many podcatching clients that are available. For example gPodder. They will allow you download all, some or none depending on your wished. Ken

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