Java SE Desktop Accessibility

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Java Access Bridge for the Microsoft Windows Operating System makes it possible for a Windows based Assistive Technology to get at and interact with the Java Accessibility API. The Java Accessibility API is implemented in the Java Foundation Classes (JFC) Project Swing user interface components.

The Java Access Bridge is a class which contains "native methods." Part of the code for the class is actually supplied by a dynamically linked library (DLL) on the Microsoft Windows system. The assistive technology running on the host platform (for example, a screen reader running in Windows) communicates with the Microsoft Windows native DLL portion of the bridge class. In turn, the native code of the Access Bridge Class communicates through the Java Virtual Machine with the Java Accessibility utility support and the Java Accessibility API on the individual user interface objects of the Java-based application.

The README.txt contains instructions for setting up and testing the Java Access Bridge as well as an inventory of files contained in the download.


Java Access Bridge for Microsoft Windows Operating System 2.0.1

Version 2.0 fixes fixes multiple bugs and moves to using InstallShield for the installation. Please note: if your system is configured for dual booting or has the Program Files directory in a non-standard location, you must do a manual installation of the Java Access Bridge.

Version 2.0.1 is a minor release that fixes a bug in previous versions of the Java Access Bridge.


Java Access Bridge for Microsoft Windows Operating System 1.0.2

Version 1.0.2 is a bug-fix release that addresses compatibility problems with Java 2 SDK 1.3, as well as includes improvements to the installer. This version of the Java Access Bridge works with JDK 1.1.8. See the 1.0.2 CHANGES.txt file for details.

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