Re: Why isn't Open Office on Windows Accessible?

  • From: "The Elf" <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 10:35:48 -0700

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Trouble" <trouble1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2010 7:13 AM
Subject: Re: Why isn't Open Office on Windows Accessible?

And in speaking about the accessibility of open office a java software.
Anyone have a link or download of the accessible bridge v2? I tried v1.8 but it won't recognize there latest upgrade. Now all java stuff is partially broke whether it be software or web pages. That would be a bug that FS will never fix and has left it up to sun micro systems.

At 03:30 AM 8/13/2010, you wrote:
Hi List,

Sorry if this question has been raised before and dealt with. Does anyone know exactly why the Windows version of Open Office is only partly accessible with a screen reader, while the Linux version is streets ahead? Because Open Office is written in Java I assume the code base is 98% identical across platforms. Is the problem mainly with the JAB (Java Access Bridge) or with the screen readers themselves? Could the JAB not be open sourced so it can be updated to bridge Java, MSAA, UIA and any other access middle ware standard?

NVDA works the best with Open Office, so I would assume it makes the best use of the JAB. Is there other Java to access technology middle ware in common use today?

I can remember a really long thread that in part had some info on Java accessibility, but I just can't justify going through all that to possibly find out more.

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