Spotify

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spotify music playerAccording to Wikipedia "Spotify is a proprietary peer-to-peer music streaming service that allows instant listening to specific tracks or albums with almost no buffering delay. Music can be browsed by artists, albums or created playlists as well as by direct searches".

Spotify requires an invitation whilst it is in Beta mode, but it is possible to signup, although it has a Captcha. The latter is not accessible to screen reader users and it is only with some additional scripts that JAWS users can access the application.  Thanks to the JAWS - UK list we learnt it is possible to download the scripts. 

Download autoinstallable version of JAWS scripts for Spotify with Windows XP:  Download autoinstallable version of JAWS scripts for Spotify with Windows Vista:

It is not possible to get NVDA to read all the elements within the player menu of Spotify but the list is keyboard accessible and there are keyboard shortcuts

There is a premium version that is available for Windows, Mac and mobile - this is a subscription service whereas the beta version with advertisments is free at the time of writing.

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