Hey Adrian and all…
That is a really really old version of Java
Access Bridge. It was supposed to be incorporated into Java
Runtime Environment after that version, and this was
pre-Windows 10 days. So, I would not install this version,
which is indeed still available, but instead, download the
latest Java Runtime Environment, and see if you can find
the file jabswitch.exe in the “bin” directory.
Hi. I haven’t dealt with
Access Bridge for a long time, but no one else has responded
so here are what I hope will be a few pointers.
Notes for one of the
JAWS 19 releases indicates that JAWS has been updated to
work with Access Bridge as currently configured.
What I always think of
as Java Access Bridge may have changed its name to Windows
Access Bridge. Originally developed by Sun Micro Systems,
the last I knew, it was owned by Oracle.
Here are some notes I
made to myself a few years ago, so they may not be current:
As Mike B suggested,
there is a download link. It's hard to find, but this link
should take you to the actual download page:
Note that before the
download link is displayed, you must check the box accepting
Oracle's license agreement, which appears on that page. Once
you've checked it, Oracle will graciously thank you and
produce the link. Some arrowing down is required.
Once I clicked on the
link, I followed Mike's suggestion of selecting “open”
instead of “save.”
To ensure the
information is current, maybe Google “Access Bridge,” locate
a download link, and install it. It ought to work with JAWS.
I am not sure how to
solve my problem, but hopefully someone with more expertise
than I can point me in the right direction.
I am currently
evaluating a music library grooming application called
Songkong. It comes recommended by a specialist retailer of
premium audio equipment.
When I load, it refers
to problems because Access Bridge is not installed. The
error reports this, so Windows is telling SongKong that
there is a screen reader.
Is Access Bridge a tool
for software developers, a utility for end-users or
something else. If I download it, what happens to Jaws?
Anything else that I should be aware of?
Thanks in advance.