moderated [External] : Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

Don Mauck

Ok, I’m seeing all the responses. My apologies for the resending. My dates are not getting read using JAWS2022.


From: <> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 12:57 AM
Subject: [External] : Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge




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




From: [] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 10:04 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.