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Seeking help on running Bobby with Jaws screen reader

From: Jamal Mazrui <JMAZRUI@fcc.gov>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 15:56:25 -0500
Message-Id: <s87f4732.033@fcc.gov>
To: W3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I'm trying to use the Bobby application with the new 1.0 Accessibility Bridge by Sun Microsystems and the new 3.5 version of Jaws for Windows.  I think I installed the various software components correctly, including the 1.2.2 versions of the Java Development Kit and Java Access Utilities.  I have not figured out how to run Bobby, and hope someone on this list can help.

The current version of Bobby, 3.1.1 build 7, appears to use a launching procedure that is not described in any documentation I could find.  The documentation says to launch Bobby with the following command:

java bobby -j

There is no installed file, however, with a base name of bobby.  It also mentions a command line version named bobbycl which I could not find either.

What I did find were two files bobby311build7.exe and bobby311build7.lax which appear to allow bobby to be launched without reference to Java in the command.  I get no speech, however when I run bobby311build7.exe.  It sounds like some software is loading but then control returns to the command prompt and no new window is opened on the taskbar.

I'm excited by the possibility of accessing Java applications designed with the Swing classes and compatible screen reading software.  Does anyone know whether the current Bobby version actually works with this combination?  If so, I'd appreciate some tips on getting started.

Regards,
Jamal
Received on Friday, 14 January 2000 15:56:59 GMT

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