Re: Jaws and Java

  • From: Andreas Stefik <stefika@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 15:58:33 -0600


Thanks, this really helps. My student was wondering if there's any good docs
on getting started with this DLL. Know of any?

Andreas Stefik, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Jim Bauer <holdsworthfan@xxxxxx> wrote:

> There's a COM API (<mainJawsDir>\jfwapi.dll) that has been part of the
> native JAWS distribution since version seven.
> Google doesn't appear to have any useful documentation available at
> first glance, but
> JFWApi.1[Enable|Disable|SayString|RunScript|RunFunction|StopSpeech]
> are everything I've found that's callable.
> Andreas Stefik <stefika@xxxxxxxxx> wrote on Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:38:48
> -0600:
> >Hi folks,
> >
> >I know this has been asked, one form or another, on this list before, but
> my
> >team and I are looking to gain direct control over the JAWS synthesizer in
> >our tools, including telling it to stop speaking, or start speaking,
> through
> >the standard JAWS synthesizer. I've read up a little bit, and people seem
> to
> >say it has something to do with a file eci.dll, but a set of google
> searches
> >hasn't turned up any obvious documentation --- and I'm not positive this
> is
> >the right path.
> >
> >To be clear, we don't want to distribute the JAWS voices, we just want to
> >interact with an existing installation of JAWS that someone has installed
> on
> >their machine. So, basically, if we want to take control of JAWS, through
> >C++ (or Java, preferably ---through JNI if we have to), what is the
> easiest
> >way to do it? Does anyone have any good links to documentation on the
> >various DLL's and how you connect? Is this a job for a simple JAWS script?
> >
> >
> >Andreas Stefik, Ph.D.
> >Assistant Professor
> >Department of Computer Science
> >Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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