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RE: accessibility Eclipse software


From: Sohail Shaikh
Date: Nov 7, 2005 10:20PM

Can you tell me the step by step procedure for running a servlet or a JSP
page using eclipse and tomcat 5.0 server.

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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Tim Beadle
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 12:15 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] accessibility Eclipse software

On 07/11/05, COHEN, ED < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hello,
> A vendor uses Eclipse Integrated Development Environment. Eclipse is
> based which uses Java technology to develop software applications.
> Does anyone know if there is any inherent accessibility compliance
> problems with software developed using Eclipse?

Hi Ed,

Are these desktop applications or web-based ones? We use Eclipse to
create Java web applications (Java servlets, not applets), and they're
as accessible as you wish to make them because, as far as the browser
is concerned, it's just HTML.

If you're talking about Java desktop apps, then you probably want to
investigate the accessibility of the windowing toolkits AWT and Swing,
which are the most commonly used ones in Java.

Best regards,