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Re: Java AccessBridge, JAWS, Magic, ZoomText, NVDA


From: Don Mauck
Date: Jan 26, 2010 4:00PM

Removing the JAWS video intercept drivers will cause a lot of other problems with JAWS itself. I don't think that the Access bridge product was ever meant for Zoom Text.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hoffman, Allen [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 3:21 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Java AccessBridge, JAWS, Magic, ZoomText, NVDA

Without naming names to protect the guilty, I have the following

An online course is accessible with JAWS and Magic via the Java
AccessBridge. However, "text" field data is not read using either
ZoomText or NVDA, even when configured correctly for the AccessBridge.
What gives? Does NVDA have a missing component supporting the
AccessBridge, does ZoomText? Are there multiple methods that can be
used to deliver text field values via the Bridge, and some AT supports
more than others, or does JAWS use something additional to greab the
information-e.g. display driver data? Anyone who has a similar example
of such behavior and found the specific answer? If so please post.

Will have to try JAWS minus video intercept and see what happens.