Testing accessibility / sample apps
jann.schneider at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 20 16:43:00 UTC 2014
@Steven: thx for the links. I'll try to build the openjfx project on
the windows 7 notebook and test the sample apps with NVDA then.
Today i tried the latest ea of jdk1.8.0_20 and sample apps with nvda
14.2. Unfortunately i was not able to read anything except the window
I've just installed the jdk, changed my JAVA_HOME and tried to run
e.g. the ensemble.jar
$ java -jar ensemble.jar -Djavafx.accessible.force=true
Well i'll try it again by means of building javafx from source and
post my results back to the list.
2014-06-20 14:46 GMT+02:00, Stephen F Northover <steve.x.northover at oracle.com>:
> Hello Jann!
> As soon as the 8u40 repos open, the Accessibility code will be put back
> along with the recent fixes for JAWS. Since OpenJFX (and the JDK) does
> not have nightly builds, unless you want to wait for an EA build of 8u40
> or 9, you will need to get OpenJFX and build it. This is really the
> best way to work with the team anyway because you can get fixes as they
> are made. EA builds take a while to come out and there is no substitute
> for running on the latest code base.
> Unfortunately due to Microsoft, building OpenJFX is a bit harder on
> Windows. However, it is doable and the build instructions should be
> complete. If they are not (and if you hit any problems), please post
> back to this list.
> Here are the build instructions:
> Many committers use an IDE (you don't have to) and OpenJFX is supports
> the three major IDE vendors:
> Looking forward to working with you,
> On 2014-06-19, 7:10 PM, Felipe Heidrich wrote:
>> Hi Jann,
>> Unfortunately Linux support is not in the plan for 8u40.
>> Windows 7 is supported and we have recently fixed JAWS support (see
>> https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-37530 and
>> Unfortunately due to the 8u20 to 8u40 transition the code has not being
>> released yet, but soon.
>> The majority of our testing was done using Narrator. That said, I also
>> tested NVDA lastest version on Windows 8 and I didn’t see any major
>> On the Mac we tested with VoiceOver.
>> 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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