moderated Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>

Hi Bill.  The other thing is that if you follow all the installation instructions, the JRE application should have created the JAVA_HOME environment for you.  Also, if you could detect the version of java on your systam, then it should be easy enough to detect the JAB app and switch.  Cheers!

On 12/9/2021 10:48 am, Bill White wrote:

Hi, Jaffar. I did what you said. I installed JRE64-bit. I copied the JAVA Access Bridge.dll file to my System32 directory. When I went to the commandline, and entered,


jabswitch -enable


I received the same error,


'jabswitch.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,                                                  

operable program or batch file.                                                                                          


It appears that when I am in commandline mode, the jabswitch.exe file, which is located in,


C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_301\bin


is not in the path.


Bill White




From: [] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 6:56 PM
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge


Hi Vaughan.  I forgot to list one more crucial step.  I sent the missing procedure to Bill White but here it is in case you miss it.  After you install Java,  you need to navigate to your java\bin directory.  This can be typically found in your C:\Program Files folder if you install Java 64Bit, or, C:\program files (X86) if you have java 32Bit installed.  Here's where you have to pay particular attention.

If it is java 64Bit you have installed, copy the WindowsAccessBridge-64.dll from the Java\Jre\bin to your C:\Windos\System32 subdirectory.  On the other hand, if you have java 32bit installed, then copy the WindowsAccessBridge.dll from your Java\Jre\Bin directory to your C:\Windows\SysWow64 subdirectory.  After completing those steps, go to your command line and type

java -version to do an installation check, then

jabswitch.exe -enable to enable access bridge.

You might want to restart your pc to ensure the windowsAccessBridge.dll is registered to your pc before enabling accessbridge itself.  Cheers and let me know how it goes.

On 12/9/2021 5:45 am, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

Great: thank you Jaffar.


Hope to make progress during today using your instructions.







From: <> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 5:04 pm
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge


Hi.  You first need to install the Java runtime environment which you can get from the oracle website.  A search on google will yield you the needed result.  Choose the one for your windows environment, 32 or 64bit.  Install it as you would a normal application or program.  Once installed, go to your command line.

Type the following to see if you got the JRE correctly installed:

java -version

This will tell you if you got the correct version installed.

If it is, then type the following:

jabswitch.exe -enable

You should here the message telling you that the java access bridge has been enabled.  You should then be good to go.  Write me privately if you have any more concerns.  Cheers!

On 11/9/2021 6:26 am, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

Hello everyone.


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.





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