Re: Sodbeans accessibility

  • From: Jeffrey Wilson <jeff.adams.wilson@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 10:04:24 -0500

Hi Mike,

We have seen this issue on a few machines. We *think* it's related to Java
not allocating enough heap space. There's a fix on the Sodbeans wiki that
you should try:

Check out the "Troubleshooting your Windows install" section.


On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 2:07 AM, Mike <foxwarrior09@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>   Jeff,
> I am also having an issue with Sodbeans locking up or crashing on campus on
> the campus computers.  For example, I tried pasting Java code into the
> editor this past Wednesday, and got the ”This program is not responding,”
> message and had to close it.  Another time that it completely crashed is
> when I tried to run a Java app that I built.  Do you have any suggestions
> for what I should tell the system administrators on campus?  This would be
> greatly appreciated.  I’m not sure if it is their computers or a bug in
> Sodbeans.
> Thank you,
> Mike
>  *From:* Jeffrey Wilson <jeff.adams.wilson@xxxxxxxxx>
> *Sent:* Friday, September 23, 2011 9:00 PM
> *To:* programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* Re: Sodbeans accessibility
> Hi Roger,
> It sounds like you may have found a bug in the library we wrote for
> Sodbeans to communicate with JAWS. Unfortunately, I have not tested it with
> JAWS 9 personally. Does JAWS work correctly throughout the entire tutorial,
> or does it always stop speaking when you close the tutorials window? One
> thing you should try is going to the Tools menu, navigating to the "Text to
> Speech" submenu and selecting "Reset Speech Engine." Hopefully, this will
> get JAWS speaking again. I believe this is linked to the keyboard shortcut
> CTRL+F1, but I am not 100% sure on that.
> If you're in a rush, your Mac should work well as our VoiceOver
> compatibility is much better than our JAWS compatibility, so hopefully it
> won't give you any problems.
> Jeff.
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 6:23 PM, Roger Woolgrove <rawoolgrove@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>> **
>> Hi all,
>> I've downloaded and installed the latest Sodbeans, read the tutorials and
>> ready to get started.  However, once I've pressed escape twice to get rid of
>> the tutorials windows everything goes silent including jaws.
>> I'm using Windows XP with Jaws 9 and have the java access bridge installed
>> for use with other software.
>> So can anyone help?
>> Is there a better version of Sodbeans and some tutorials somewhere to cope
>> with any differences?  I also have a Macc running Snow Leopard and could use
>> that yet again, I would like to have tutorials to hand.
>> Desperately in need of assistance
>> Roger

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