Hello Jann!

As soon as the 8u40 repos open, the Accessibility code will be put back along with the recent fixes for JAWS. Since OpenJFX (and the JDK) does not have nightly builds, unless you want to wait for an EA build of 8u40 or 9, you will need to get OpenJFX and build it. This is really the best way to work with the team anyway because you can get fixes as they are made. EA builds take a while to come out and there is no substitute for running on the latest code base.

Unfortunately due to Microsoft, building OpenJFX is a bit harder on Windows. However, it is doable and the build instructions should be complete. If they are not (and if you hit any problems), please post back to this list.

Here are the build instructions:


Many committers use an IDE (you don't have to) and OpenJFX is supports the three major IDE vendors:


Looking forward to working with you,

On 2014-06-19, 7:10 PM, Felipe Heidrich wrote:
Hi Jann,

Unfortunately Linux support is not in the plan for 8u40.

Windows 7 is supported and we have recently fixed JAWS support (see 
https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-37530 and 
Unfortunately due to the 8u20 to 8u40 transition the code has not being 
released yet, but soon.

The majority of our testing was done using Narrator. That said, I also tested 
NVDA lastest version on Windows 8 and I didn’t see any major problems.
On the Mac we tested with VoiceOver.


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 

No i am wondering if there are some examples i could try?

Regards Jann

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