iTunes 12.1 With JAWS: How Do I Edit Metatags And Sort Music?

Accessibility Advocacy

I have noticed that the advent of iTunes 12.1 for 64-bit Windows operating systems has made iTunes more accessible again, and that it has happened just this week. But it's still not perfect.

I am a JAWS For Windows user (Version 15) on a Dell laptop empowered with the Windows 7 Ultimate operating system. Just this morning, after downloading and installing iTunes 12.1, I did find that I can access my iTunes Library again and can even add files to it. But unlike Ver. 11 and prior, I am not able to edit metatags after hitting Ctrl+i. In other words, I used to be able to edit the name of a song, the name of the artist, tell iTunes what track number the song is in whatever album I had specified, and sort material accordingly. (Much of what is in my iTunes Library is not commercially purchased, but consists of tutorials, work-related training recordings, and other things that don't naturally fall into an "album" framework.) I can see these metatags, but they're all labeled as "Read Only," and I cannot seem to alter them using JAWS.

Is this functionality returning to the 64-bit version of iTunes 12.1? Is there a way to edit these "Read Only" data that I am unaware of?

Thank you.



Submitted by DPinWI on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In late March, Freedom Scientific is hosting a training webinar on JAWS and iTunes. In the past, these have been quite informative. I am hoping they will address this issue with either a working solution, or, an indication of whether they can provide a solution. Most of the iTunes accessibility issues have been the result of Apple's coding practices. I have a feeling this will be the case. Still, I am hopeful a solution is forthcoming and sooner than later.

Submitted by MarkSARCH on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The problem is not of iTunes accessibility if you try another different screen reading will see it.
the problem is about JAWS not motter if there 32 or 64bits

Submitted by DPinWI on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I just installed the 64bit version of iTunes that was released today, and editing of meta tags is working.

The version is, iTunes

I'm using JAWS 16, in Windows 8.1