RE: Java and the Access Bridge?

  • From: <Michael.Schulz@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 09:28:04 +0100

Have you checked the java manager in the windows control panel before
uninstalling jre 6 update 10?
Was the java manager accessible or not?
Have you installed more than one jre?
Kind support will be given by access@xxxxxxxx
Below you can find some information of sun's setup information for the
access bridge.
Good luck! Michael

  JavaTM Access Bridge 
for the Microsoft Windows Operating System 
Version 2.0.1

Setup Information  Contents  


Setting Up the Java Access Bridge
The Java Access Bridge should only be installed by hand as a last
resort. The recommended way to install the Java Access Bridge is to use
the Java Access Bridge installer, which will locate the Java VMs
installed on your system that support the Java Access Bridge, and then
install the Java Access Bridge into those Java VMs that you identify.
The Java Access Bridge installer is a self-extracting executable file
called AccessBridge-2_0_1.exe. 
The instructions below describe what the Java Access Bridge installer
does, allowing you to make those modifications by hand if necessary.
Please note: the Java Access Bridge package includes three editions of
the Java Accessibility Utilities file 'jaccess.jar', which differs for
Java 2 SDK 1.2, Java 2 SDK 1.3, and Java 2 SDK 1.4. These files are
named jaccess-1_2.jar, jaccess-1_3.jar, and jaccess-1_4.jar. Please use
the jaccess-1_4.jar for Java 2 SDK 5.0. 

Using JDK 1.1 Environments
Version 1.0.2 of the Java Access Bridge is required for JDK 1.1
environments. See the compatibility table for complete information. 
Using Java Environments (Including SDK v1.2.2, v1.3.x, v1.4.x, and v5.0)

To begin the installation, locate your Java platform extensions
directory, which is the jre\lib\ext subdirectory under the directory in
which your JDK is installed. Typical locations are: 

  c:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0\jre\lib\ext
  c:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\lib\ext

Copy the following files into that directory: 
  jaccess-1_2.jar for Java 2 platform edition 1.2.x,  or 
  jaccess-1_3.jar for Java 2 platform edition 1.3.x,  or 
  jaccess-1_4.jar for Java 2 platform edition 1.4.x,  or
    jaccess-1_4.jar for Java platform edition 1.5.x;   and 

The Java Virtual Machine consults a number of property files as it
starts up.  You will need to modify the c:\Program
Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\lib\ext\ file in order to
enable accessibility.  The Java Accessibility Utilities examples
documentation explains how this all works. Add the following line to the file: 

This line tells the Java VM to load the AccessBridge assistive
technology, which it finds in the standard extensions directory. In
addition, if you are using screen magnification technologies such as
ZoomText from Ai Squared, you must also indicate the presence of screen
magnification by adding the following line to the file: 


Compatibility Information 
In the Java Foundation Classes 1.1 with Swing 1.1, the name of the
packages containing both the Swing classes and the Java Accessibility
API classes changed (from and to javax.swing and javax.accessibility
respectively).  Java applications and applets built with earlier
versions of Swing and/or the Java Accessibility API will not work with
the Java Accessibility Utilities version 1.1 and later, nor will they
work with the Java Access Bridge.  The compatibility table details the
versions of the Java platform, Java Foundation Classes, Java
Accessibility Utilities, Java Plugin, and Java Access Bridge that work
with each other. 
Working From a Browser 
The Java Plugin, at, provides a
browser plug-in that contains the Sun Java VM.  This VM includes the
ability to replace the EventQueue in order to load assistive
technologies (or, in the case of the JDK 1.2 version  of the Java
Plugin; load assistive technologies directly). The Java Plugin (version
1.2.2 and later) includes the Java Foundation Classes (and thereby Swing
and the Java Accessibility API).  The Java Plugin is typically installed
on your c:\ drive within your Program Files directory.  It may be a
separate, or second Java VM.  The Java platform extensions directory is
typically at: 
  c:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\lib\ext 

which is where you must put the accessbridge.jar and jaccess.jar files.
The parent lib directory is where the file is
located, which must be likewise modified as above. 

Copyright (c) 2006 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Please send comments to: access@xxxxxxx    
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  • From: <voy44@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 01:22:07 +0100
Hi again,

now I have more info regarding the site.
After logging in, there is a window that opens, with a kind of Java applet. 
It contains callendar and other buttons, and at the end there is Java V 
 She downgraded from Runtime Environment 10 to I think 7, no access bridge 
installed, and now all other websites seem to work OK again.
The only thing that doesn't work is this Java applet.
Some parts do read well, but the callendar and tasks are presented in a 
strange way, some of the items not appearing at all.

Any Ideas?
Regards and thanks a lot,

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