Hi all,

I have emailed Jann directly earlier today with more information on 
accessibility, I believe that information can be useful to other users as well.

Allow me to shared it:
"Let me provide some additional information to help you get started:

JavaFX is part of JDK and can be download here:

8u20 Build b19 is the last build in the 8u20 stream to include accessibility 
Sometime next month, when we start 8u40 builds, accessibility will part of it 
for good.

We don’t have a specific application to test accessibility at the moment, any 
app using JavaFX native controls should be accessible (at least, the controls 
To start you can try the 'JavaFX Demos and Samples’ also available at 
Ensemble8 is a nice app, but itself it is not designed with accessibility in 
mind (feel free to report bugs agains that too), scroll to the controls section 
where you can test which control individually. Charts are not accessible at the 
moment (but it is planned, RT-23916).

Supported platforms: Mac 10.9, Windows 7 & 8.
Important: you need to explicitly set -Djavafx.accessible=true before running 
on Windows 8 and Mac 10.9.
For Windows 7 (and Mac 10.8) you must set -Djavafx.accessible.force=true.
JAWS support: builds in the 8u20 stream do not support JAWS. It will be fixed 
for 8u40. See RT-37530.
For report bugs use http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/
Project: Runtime
Component: Accessibility

If you have any questions about accessibility or JavaFX in general please use 
the mailing list: http://mail.openjdk.java.net/mailman/listinfo/openjfx-dev

Lastly, we have a wiki 
It is more of a scratchpad at the moment but it has a lot of good information 
on it."


On Jun 19, 2014, at 2:24 PM, Jann Schneider <jann.schnei...@googlemail.com> 

> 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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