Testing accessibility / sample apps

Felipe Heidrich felipe.heidrich at oracle.com
Thu Jun 19 23:14:16 UTC 2014

Hi all,

I have emailed Jann directly earlier today with more information on accessibility, I believe that information can be useful to other users as well.

Allow me to shared it:
"Let me provide some additional information to help you get started:

JavaFX is part of JDK and can be download here:

8u20 Build b19 is the last build in the 8u20 stream to include accessibility support.
Sometime next month, when we start 8u40 builds, accessibility will part of it for good.

We don’t have a specific application to test accessibility at the moment, any app using JavaFX native controls should be accessible (at least, the controls themselves).
To start you can try the 'JavaFX Demos and Samples’ also available at https://jdk8.java.net/download.html
Ensemble8 is a nice app, but itself it is not designed with accessibility in mind (feel free to report bugs agains that too), scroll to the controls section where you can test which control individually. Charts are not accessible at the moment (but it is planned, RT-23916).

Supported platforms: Mac 10.9, Windows 7 & 8.
Important: you need to explicitly set -Djavafx.accessible=true before running on Windows 8 and Mac 10.9.
For Windows 7 (and Mac 10.8) you must set -Djavafx.accessible.force=true.
JAWS support: builds in the 8u20 stream do not support JAWS. It will be fixed for 8u40. See RT-37530.
For report bugs use http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/
Project: Runtime
Component: Accessibility

If you have any questions about accessibility or JavaFX in general please use the mailing list: http://mail.openjdk.java.net/mailman/listinfo/openjfx-dev

Lastly, we have a wiki https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/OpenJFX/Accessibility+Exploration. 
It is more of a scratchpad at the moment but it has a lot of good information on it."


On Jun 19, 2014, at 2:24 PM, Jann Schneider <jann.schneider at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> As a blind java developer i'm interessted in testing the accessibility of JavaFX and maybe help to find some issues.
> I've just set up my build environment on my ubuntu 14.04 laptop and checked out the project files as described in the wiki. I could also set it up on a windows 7 with Jaws 15 and NVDa (don't know what the current version is) for comparison..
> No i am wondering if there are some examples i could try?
> Regards Jann

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