How would I get swt to work with my programs?
I assume that I could write the code, compile, etc, but I would
obviously have a hard time running it if it didn’t work with my
screenreader. Basicly what I’m asking is, where would SWT come in to
play? I assume I would need it to debug because I would need to test
varius blocks of code before compilation.
Also, is there a program for developing java applications that will
let you enter the code, help you debug it, etc?
On 12/16/09, Thomas Ward <thomasward1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Nick,
> When it comes to Java there are ways of making your Java software
> accessible. Currently there are two accessibility solutions available.
> The first is if you are using the Swing graphics toolkit for programming
> you will need the Java accessibility bridge in order to get programs
> like Jaws to interface with the Java program. The problem with this
> solution is that currently not every screen reader has Java access
> bridge support. So even if you can get Jaws to work with your Java
> application there is no guarantee that Window Eyes or something else
> won't have a problem with it. Therefore I'd stay clear of the Swing
> graphics toolkit for accessibility reasons.
> The second solution is to use the SWT toolkit. What makes SWT different
> here is that it is a Java based wrapper for the underlying standard
> graphics toolkit for the target platform, such as the Win32 API on
> Windows, so that any kind of programs you create use the standard GUI
> for programming. The advantage is because it uses say Win32 instead of a
> totally Java based GUI all of the screen readers I know of, including
> Window Eyes, can use the Java application without the need of any
> special software like the Java access bridge. So if you do decide to go
> with Java I recommend using SWT rather than Swing for your programs.
> Nick Helms wrote:
>> good question! I'd like to take some computer science classes,
>> possibly next summer to learn some programming, but I'm not sure with
>> language to persoo. I've been told that java is a good starting point,
>> but I don't believe I've ever used a program created with java that is
>> usable with jfw.
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