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    MehItsMe is offline Member
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    Default The accessability api?

    Hey all.

    I'm a visually impared (Totally blind) student taking computer science - part of which involves doing stuff in java.

    I made a simple program to display a message box and was fairly worried to find that it wasn't accessable - the program that reads the screen to me wasn't able to read the text.
    I've done some research and found that I need to use the accessability api but since as you can probably tell i'm new to java, i'm not really sure ware to start with it.

    If your reading this and you've used the api, do you have any advice for me? How much more programming am I going to have to do than everyone else if I want my programs to be accessable? How long is it going to take me to learn the api to the point ware a program with a normal gui would be usable?

    Thanks for any pointers.

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    r035198x is offline Senior Member
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    "See" if this article helps.
    P.S I hope you "saw" that the see was in quotes.

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    Hey.

    Sorry for the bump - I completely forgot about this thread.

    I've had a read of the link you posted but it seems to deal with more complex situations than those I would encounter in my very very simple programs.
    Would it be at all possible for you to for example give me some sample code that would make the below accessable?

    import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
    public class msgbox {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
    JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "Hello, World!");
    System.exit(0);
    }
    }

    Again, sorry for the bump and thanks for your response.

    Chears.
    Last edited by MehItsMe; 10-19-2009 at 12:20 AM.

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