Just a follow up to this. The Java Access Bridge for Windows has been incorporated into the Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) as of Java 7 update 6 (7u6). So yes, Oracle has been working on it, but it's no longer a separate download. Please see the Java Accessibility Guide for more details. I see the Java Access Bridge page needs some updating to reflect this info.
On 11/14/2012 5:20 AM, Thomas Ward wrote:
Hi, Agreed. Java access using the Java ATK Wrapper is superior to that in Windows with the Java Access Bridge generally speaking. Of course, it helps that the Java ATK Wrapper like everything else in Linux is an open source initiative and is ongoing where the Java Access Bridge for Windows hasn't been updated since Oracle took over Sun two years ago. That speaks to me volumes where Oracle's access priorities are regarding Java and their other products. Regarding AWT I don't know it is accessible on any platform. The entire point of Swing was to replace AWT with a better toolkit that was accessible via an access bridge, and so far as I know most Java developers use SWT or Swing for GUI applications so encountering an AWT based app is pretty unlikely these days. On 11/13/12, Alex Midence <alex midence gmail com> wrote:Java swing applications work better in Linux than they do in Windows. I use both operating systems and can attest to this first hand. I don't know about AWT -based apps though. In case you are wondering what all these acronyms are, they are widget libraries that are in Java. SWT, Swing and AWT are all libraries that Java programmers use to construct their gui applications. In windows, when you have an inaccessible Java-based app, Swing is the usual culprit. AWT is pretty inaccessible too. Maybe if you told us just what Java-based app you are trying to use, we might be able to tell you whether or not it is accessible. Hope this helps, Alex M_______________________________________________ orca-list mailing list orca-list gnome org https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/orca-list Visit http://live.gnome.org/Orca for more information on Orca. The manual is at http://library.gnome.org/users/gnome-access-guide/nightly/ats-2.html The FAQ is at http://live.gnome.org/Orca/FrequentlyAskedQuestions Log bugs and feature requests at http://bugzilla.gnome.org Find out how to help at http://live.gnome.org/Orca/HowCanIHelp