This Guide provides tips for using Audible for Windows 10 (Audible) with JAWS For Windows and these scripts. When the scripts are installed and Audible is open and focused, this document can be opened via a double press of JAWSKey+F1 (or Insert+F1).
At this writing, the scripts focus primarily on the Channels for Prime page and on handling playing content, because channels cannot be played from within a browser.
For correct operation with Audible, these scripts require JAWS 18.0 or greater. (JAWS versions prior to 18.0 do not support scripting Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications.
These scripts were written against the Audible app version 10.5.0.34.
To install these scripts on a new system:
This section and its subsections provide tips for using Audible with JAWS and these scripts.
Audible script commands are key sequences rather than multi-key combinations. This is to avoid collisions between script commands and native application keystrokes. All such key sequences start with a common prefix key, a left bracket ([) by default. Users can change the prefix key if necessary by typing [ followed by JAWSKey+C or Ins+C. The change will survive across script and JAWS updates. In this document, the prefix key will be called Command; thus, by default, Command d means type [ followed by d.
The scripts provide the following commands:
The scripts also provide the following features:
SayWindowTitlecommand, Ins+T, announces whichever of the following items are relevant to the current screen, in addition to the Audible app's actual title:
If script commands seem not to work, use Ins+Q to check whether JAWS has loaded the Microsoft Edge scripts in order to handle embedded web content. If this happens, use Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Shift+Tab to move focus out of the web content area and thus re-enable the commands provided by these Audible scripts.
When a file or stream is playing or paused, Space from most anywhere in the application will play/pause rather than acting on the focused control. Use Enter to press buttons etc.
The standard Ins+B JAWS command for reading a dialog is useful for reading popups in this application.
Navigation among items in some lists requires use of Left and Right arrows rather than Up and Down arrows.
Navigation among pages such as Search and Library require use of Tab and Shift+Tab even though the items are rendered to screen readers as list items.
If Tab from an episode list in a book or channel does not reach the Play/Pause button, move up and down in the list and then Tab again.
Issues shown in this section may be fixed in future script and/or Audible revisions but are not addressed as of this writing.
Some button names appear oddly in Braille at this time.
It may not yet be possible to reach the Settings dialog pages.
This section presents the revision history of these scripts, most recent revision first.