moderated Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

Adrian Spratt

This is thoughtful, Vaughan. Fortunately, JD and others with more recent experience chimed in with more relevant suggestions. Good luck to you.


From: <> On Behalf Of Vaughan Dodd
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2021 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge


Hello Adrian.


A very belated thank you for the below.


Still sitting on the things to do list, but getting higher up the queue.


I apologise for the delay in acknowledging you help.






From: <> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 3:39 pm
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge


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.


From: <> On Behalf Of Vaughan Dodd
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 6:26 PM
Subject: JFW and Java Access Bridge


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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