The Harmful Impact of Audible Exclusive Audiobooks - http://Libro.fm Audiobooks #Audiobook #audiobooks https://blog.libro.fm/the-harmful-impact-of-audible-exclusive-audiobooks/
@weirdwriter I deleted my Audible account a year ago, so happy about that. Are you using libro.fm? If so, how do you like it?
@weirdwriter Looks very US centric unfortunately. I can't find as many books by Iain Banks, Ken MacLeod or Ann Leckie available in Sweden. Bummer.
@human_equivalent I am their lead accessibility consultant. Right now, we are expanding. It won't come to other countries quickly. We're trying to find a way to let users know it isn't available in their country without tracking them. Right now, we're looking for an international friendly payment system like Stripe. Any suggestions? But we REALLY want to expand.
@human_equivalent we are expanding, though. Maybe in the next meeting I can ask how they expanded to Canada before I came on board. There has to be a way we can streamline this process somehow. Expanding, I mean. At the moment, our priority is finding an international friendly payment system that will work everywhere.
@weirdwriter Oh wow, cool you work there. I don't know about payment solutions unfortunately, I which I knew a good privacy oriented one. All I know is that Patreon, PayPal, Visa and MasterCard are businesses I... we'll let's say I don't really like their business models.
Re libro.fm I'll keep an eye on it and hope I'll find more content there later. My issue is that I read a lot of English books but regional limitations I don't understand prevent me from listening. Shrug.
@human_equivalent once we have a clue of where to go, we will expand. Ireland is on our list of countries we'll be expanding to first.
@human_equivalent I've got some more accessibility work to do for them now, so I will TTYL, but I would strongly suggest anybody not use a VPN. We need your IP to tell you if we will even work in your country or not. Just replied to a pissed off customer that demanded we stop our Amazon like traps, only to discover they signed up with a VPN. Don't do that. Ever.
@weirdwriter Haha, wow. Nah, I'll put off signing up, but I'll gladly check it out when it reaches here. :)
@human_equivalent I scheduled a blog post! An acceptance announcement. An early draft is on Patreon because there is no other service like Patreon that is accessible, so, yeah. :) But any way, keep an eye out for my second blog post in August. I know about Liberapay, but it's not fully accessible. Patreon will have to do, for now. If only the open source community cared as much about a11y as the big capitalists. :(
@weirdwriter Cool, looking forward to reading it! I removed my Patreon account the other week actually.. got any low hanging fruit feedback about liberapay I might be able to look into maybe? Let's find out how easy it is to submit patches their way. :) None of their open GitHub issues is mentioning accessability what I can see..
How are you browsing the web? Can I try the same tools and see what happens maybe?
@weirdwriter Thanks, I'll check out NVDA and see if there's anything I can do about the a11y bugs. The bug reports don't look to frightening, let's find out what lurks underneath, and how hard it is to get a dev environment set up for liberapay.
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