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EXEMOK
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I am working over how to make help accessible for screen reader (JAWS for example).

Current code is:
mainHS = new HelpSet(null, helpSetURL);
mainHB = mainHS.createHelpBroker();
if (mainHB != null) {
mainHB.setDisplayed(true); // make help panel visible
}

But screen reader reads nothing. Is there way to fix it?

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brinkley
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What version of JAWS are you using?

Binky

EXEMOK
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Afaik latest - 5.0.844
I am using demostration, without key.

Java access bridge 1.1 and JDK 1.4.0

And where to get latest version of java.help? I can not find it on java.sun.com

PS. I've found it here:
http://java.sun.com/products/javahelp/download_binary.html#download

PPS. So I've got new version of javahelp. Now when I press tab one time when I am in the left frame I hear: "Content view read only added", when I press down arrow some times I hear first line of help, then when I press down arrow again I can hear next line and so on. But is it possible to hear all information from right frame when I select smth in the left frame?

Roger Brinkley

javahelp1@JAVADESKTOP.ORG wrote:

> I am working over how to make help accessible for screen reader (JAWS for example).
>
> Current code is:
> mainHS = new HelpSet(null, helpSetURL);
> mainHB = mainHS.createHelpBroker();
> if (mainHB != null) {
> mainHB.setDisplayed(true); // make help panel visible
> }
>
> But screen reader reads nothing. Is there way to fix it?

Works for us here. You might try to make sure the focus is in the
correct window.

Binky

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EXEMOK
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Khm.

And how to check it? Jabahelp starts and I do not know any way to check focus.

Left navigation frame screen reader reads fine, but right frame with description it doesn't want to read at all.

brinkley
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> Khm.
>
> And how to check it? Jabahelp starts and I do not
> know any way to check focus.
>
> Left navigation frame screen reader reads fine, but
> right frame with description it doesn't want to read
> at all.

Hit the tab key. By default JavaHelp comes up with the focus on the navigator not the content viewer. Hitting the tab key cycles the focus to the tab key.

Binky

EXEMOK
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OK. I thought there is way to change focus by programm.

I press TAB and hear: "text/html read only added". And nothing more :(

PS. What version of javax.help are you using?
I have:
Manifest-Version: 1.0
Extension-Name: javax.help
Specification-Vendor: Sun Microsystems, Inc
Implementation-Vendor-Id: com.sun
Created-By: 1.3.0 (Sun Microsystems Inc.)
Implementation-Vendor: Sun Microsystems, Inc
Specification-Version: 1.0
Implementation-Version: 1.1.2_01

Roger Brinkley

javahelp1@JAVADESKTOP.ORG wrote:

> OK. I thought there is way to change focus by programm.
>
> I press TAB and hear: "text/html read only added". And nothing nore :(
>
> PS. What version of javax.help are you using?
> I have:
>

I use 2.0. 1.1.2_01 doesn't have all of the accessiblility features
implemented in. Additionally the JDK you're using will make a
difference. The later the better.

Binky

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yogesh249
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Hi,

This is Yogesh here. My e-mail id is YOGESH249@GMAIL.COM

If anyone has any clue regarding my problem please e-mail me.

I am using javahelp-2_0_05
java version "1.6.0_10"
JAWS version 11.0

I have created help as mentioned in this URL : http://supportweb.cs.bham.ac.uk/docs/tutorials/docsystem/build/tutorials...

With a change that was not working

I changed
URL url = HelpSet.findHelpSet(cl, "jhelpset.hs");
to
URL url = JavaHelpTest.class.getResource("jhelpset.hs");

I was able to display help.

JAWS is not able to read the help. It just reads the title. That's it and nothing else.

I have also tried using hsviewer.jar as supplied with javahelp.

But still it doesn't reads anything on the help.

Can someone please guide me, its really urgent.

Hope, someone will come for my rescue. Thanks
Yogesh