moderated 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: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vaughan Dodd
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2021 7:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 3:39 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jab-2-0-2-download-354311.html

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: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vaughan Dodd
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Vaughan Dodd
 

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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 3:39 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jab-2-0-2-download-354311.html

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: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vaughan Dodd
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


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

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 6:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 5:04 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

Hi Bill.  If you downloaded the 64Bit Java Runtime environment, you should get the WindowsAccessBridge-64.dll which you should copy to C:\Windows\System32  Check if you got the 64Bit JRE downloaded, because from what you've written, you got the WindowsAccessBridge.dll instead which is the 32Bit version.  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

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 6:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 5:04 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Adrian Spratt
 

JM,

 

I’m glad you and others with more updated information chimed in. I haven’t needed to install either JRE or Access Bridge for years and never on this computer.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 8:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

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.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: September 10, 2021 11:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jab-2-0-2-download-354311.html

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: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vaughan Dodd
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Bill White
 

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

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 6:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 5:04 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Vaughan Dodd
 

Great, and I am seeing the conversation unfold.

 

Maybe my last query: once I have completed the install as you have described, I presume I can run my music grooming software in the usual Windows way and Access Bridge stays invisible to me but interacts as required with my applications.

 

Thanks.

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Sunday, 12 September 2021 1:56 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 5:04 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

Adding a note to this, there are now open source java alternatives to that of oracles.  There is the open Java and the Adopt Open java which is supported by Microsoft.  Cheers!

On 12/9/2021 8:09 am, JM Casey wrote:

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.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: September 10, 2021 11:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jab-2-0-2-download-354311.html

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: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vaughan Dodd
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

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.

 

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 5:04 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

Hi Bill.  Sorry I forgot to mention one crucial step.  Navigate to your java installation.  This should be in your c:\Program Files\java\jre\bin, or something similar.  press W until you get to the WindowsAccessBridge-64.dll.  Copy the file to your C:\Windows\System32.

Now go back to your command line and type

jabswitch.exe -enable

and you should be good to go.  You might want to restart your pc after you copy the WindowsAccessBridge-64.dll to make sure the dll is registered to your system first, then enable your accessBridge as directed earlier.  Let me know.  Cheers!

On 11/9/2021 3:12 pm, Bill White wrote:

Hi, Jaffar. I made a mistake in my last post about installing Java Access Bridge. I will amend my procedure as follows. I typed the last command correctly on the commandline, but I didn't type it correctly in the last email. I should change it as follows,

 

Hi, Jaffar. I attempted to install the Java runtime environment, 64-bit to enable Java Access Bridge.

 

I am using,

Microsoft Windows

Version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1202)

© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Windows 10 Home operating system and its user interface are

protected by trademark and other pending or existing intellectual property

rights in the United States and other countries/regions.

This product is licensed under the Microsoft Software License

Terms to:

Windows User

It is the 64-bit version of Windows.

 

I am using JAWS,

Home Use Edition

Version 2021.2107.12 ILM 

 

When I run the command,

 

java -version

 

I receive the following message,

 

java version "1.8.0_301"                                                                                               

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_301-b09)                                                                   

Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.301-b09, mixed mode)                                                       

                                                                                                                         

When I then run the command,

 

jabswitch.exe -enable,

 

I receive the following message,

 

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

operable program or batch file.                                                                                        

 

 

From your instructions below, what am I doing wrong?

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 10:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

Hi. the command is jabswitch.exe -enable

Cheers!

On 11/9/2021 2:56 pm, Bill White wrote:

 

 

Hi, Jaffar. I attempted to install the Java runtime environment, 64-bit to enable Java Access Bridge.

 

I am using,

Microsoft Windows

Version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1202)

© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Windows 10 Home operating system and its user interface are

protected by trademark and other pending or existing intellectual property

rights in the United States and other countries/regions.

This product is licensed under the Microsoft Software License

Terms to:

Windows User

It is the 64-bit version of Windows.

 

I am using JAWS,

Home Use Edition

Version 2021.2107.12 ILM 

 

When I run the command,

 

java -version

 

I receive the following message,

 

java version "1.8.0_301"                                                                                               

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_301-b09)                                                                  

Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.301-b09, mixed mode)                                                       

                                                                                                                         

When I then run the command,

 

jab.exe -enable,

 

I receive the following message,

 

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

operable program or batch file.                                                                                          

 

From your instructions below, what am I doing wrong?

 

Thank you.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 10:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


JM Casey
 

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.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: September 10, 2021 11:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jab-2-0-2-download-354311.html

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: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vaughan Dodd
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Vaughan Dodd
 

Great: thank you Jaffar.

 

Hope to make progress during today using your instructions.

 

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 5:04 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Bill White
 

Hi, Jaffar. I made a mistake in my last post about installing Java Access Bridge. I will amend my procedure as follows. I typed the last command correctly on the commandline, but I didn't type it correctly in the last email. I should change it as follows,

 

Hi, Jaffar. I attempted to install the Java runtime environment, 64-bit to enable Java Access Bridge.

 

I am using,

Microsoft Windows

Version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1202)

© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Windows 10 Home operating system and its user interface are

protected by trademark and other pending or existing intellectual property

rights in the United States and other countries/regions.

This product is licensed under the Microsoft Software License

Terms to:

Windows User

It is the 64-bit version of Windows.

 

I am using JAWS,

Home Use Edition

Version 2021.2107.12 ILM 

 

When I run the command,

 

java -version

 

I receive the following message,

 

java version "1.8.0_301"                                                                                               

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_301-b09)                                                                   

Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.301-b09, mixed mode)                                                       

                                                                                                                         

When I then run the command,

 

jabswitch.exe -enable,

 

I receive the following message,

 

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

operable program or batch file.                                                                                        

 

 

From your instructions below, what am I doing wrong?

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 10:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Bill White
 

 

 

Hi, Jaffar. I attempted to install the Java runtime environment, 64-bit to enable Java Access Bridge.

 

I am using,

Microsoft Windows

Version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1202)

© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Windows 10 Home operating system and its user interface are

protected by trademark and other pending or existing intellectual property

rights in the United States and other countries/regions.

This product is licensed under the Microsoft Software License

Terms to:

Windows User

It is the 64-bit version of Windows.

 

I am using JAWS,

Home Use Edition

Version 2021.2107.12 ILM 

 

When I run the command,

 

java -version

 

I receive the following message,

 

java version "1.8.0_301"                                                                                               

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_301-b09)                                                                  

Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.301-b09, mixed mode)                                                       

                                                                                                                         

When I then run the command,

 

jab.exe -enable,

 

I receive the following message,

 

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

operable program or batch file.                                                                                          

 

From your instructions below, what am I doing wrong?

 

Thank you.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 10:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Adrian Spratt
 

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:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jab-2-0-2-download-354311.html

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: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vaughan Dodd
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


Vaughan Dodd
 

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.

 

Vaughan.