Re: Mozilla successes.

Regarding the Java SDK download:

The SDK download, like much Java support, probably doesn't use
"standard" system interfaces for this on Windows.  In the Java world,
particularly with more modern Java toolkit versions, the information
needed by screenreaders needs to be provided via a different channel. 
That's why explicit support for the Java Accessibility interfaces is
important in Windows screenreaders.

In the Unix/Linux world this is the case for 'everything' graphical -
screenreaders are listening for APIs, not snooping system calls.  It
sounds to me as if there are missing API implementations, or perhaps
just a 'missing link' between APIs, when downloading the SDK.  It will
take a little investigation to discover just who/what is rendering the
"inaccessible" window, and why the information isn't being reported.  



On Mon, 2004-11-22 at 20:04, Norman B. Robinson wrote:
> I've had the same problem with the Sun JDK under Windows using JAWS for 
> Windows. I don't think it is the browser's fault.
> -Norman
> Tom and Esther Ward wrote:
> >Hello, listers.
> >Last week I downloaded the source tarball for the Sun Mozilla accessibility
> >build dated 10/14/2004, and compiled it on a fresh Fedora Core 2 system
> >running gnopernicus 0.8.1 and Gnome 2.6.
> >I am very glad to say those of you working on this build of mozilla are
> >doing a good job with the carot browsing mode and accessibility in general.
> >I was able to successfully navigate my own web site, switch around from
> >frame to frame, fill out forms, and do a few downloads which means mozilla
> >is now almost ready for some serious testing from the VI Linux comunity.
> >The only major problem I had was when I attempted to download the Sun jdk
> >1.5.0. Things were going fine until the license agreement on the Sun web
> >site popped up and for the life of me I could not get mozilla to find the I
> >accept check box and the continue button to proceed to the download area.
> >In fact it would not even read the license agreement at all. All it would
> >say was multiline text everyline I was on despite I could tell the carot was
> >in the text of the license agreement.
> >Over all, I think mozilla is coming along nicely. Access isn't perfect, but
> >I can easily see once  a few problems are worked out like the Sun license
> >agreement page work without problems dropping Internet Explorer forever and
> >attaching myself to the Gnome desktop for browsing. I like Mozilla that
> >much, and I am very impressed.
> >
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