[udig-users] Windows Eyes

Matthias Rumitz Matthias.Rumitz at dignum.de
Thu Feb 24 00:34:46 PST 2011


... according to my understanding Windows-Eyes did not support IAccessible2 around 2006 but newer versions (current 7.2) should.

matt

Am 24.02.2011 02:01, schrieb Jody Garnett:
Eclipse makes use of normal Windows widgets; and has some assistance technology hooks on of its own which is a good plus.

I did a quick search and windows eyes gets special mention in the "standard widget toolkit" for not playing nice with this screen reader(http://www.eclipse.org/swt/faq.php):

- Q: Why doesn't my old Windows screen reader work with Eclipse 3.6?
A: JAWS version 8 and 9 and Window-Eyes version 6 no longer work well with Eclipse and other SWT applications. Window-Eyes 6 will cause Eclipse to crash, and JAWS 8 and 9 can cause SWT applications to crash. The reason is that Eclipse 3.6 added support for IAccessible2, and these older screen reader versions contain a partial implementation of IAccessible2 that does not follow the current IAccessible2 specification. The workaround is to launch eclipse or your SWT application using the
-Dorg.eclipse.swt.accessibility.UseIA2=false
VM argument. For more information about this issue see Bug 313182<https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=313182>.

To follow that advice; open up the udig.ini file and add the indicated line. Also I guess encourage Window-Eyes to update their software?

jody

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Jody Garnett


On Wednesday, 23 February 2011 at 9:47 PM, Caroline Lindsay wrote:
Hi there

I’m looking for some advice.

I work in a University and I currently have a student who is using JGrass for their course. The student also uses assistive software called Windows Eyes<http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/>. The student is experiencing problems when compiling in JGrass (they can’t).

Do you have a fix for this?

Thanks in advance


Caroline Lindsay
Assistive Technology Demonstrator
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