Note:Java Access Bridge and JAWS are not certified on Windows Vista at this time.
Java Access Bridge enables assistive technologies, such as JAWS screen reader, to read Java applications running on the Windows platform. Assistive technologies can read Java-based interfaces, such as Oracle Universal Installer and Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control.
Your Oracle Database, Oracle Database Client, and Oracle Database Companion CD installation media contain the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.4.2, which Oracle Universal Installer uses during installation. The JRE enables use of Java Access Bridge during installation. See "Setup for Oracle Installed Components" for information about installing and configuring Java Access Bridge after you install Oracle components.
After the batch file has run, restart your assistive technology program.
This section describes how to install and configure Java Access Bridge for Windows after installing Oracle components. It contains the following topics:
On the Oracle installation media, go to the
accessbridge-1_0_4.zip file and extract its files to the system where you plan to install Java Access Bridge. For example:
Copy the Java Access Bridge files listed in Table B-1 into the JRE 1.4.2 directory used by Oracle components. By default, the JRE installation used by Oracle components is installed in:
Table B-1 lists the files you need to copy from the Java Access Bridge location on your hard drive to the JRE directory used by Oracle components:
jaccess-1_4.jar (now located in
Following a successful installation, you can access Java Access Bridge documentation located at
You can configure Oracle components to use Java Access Bridge after you complete the installation. To do so, you need to set the system variable
ORACLE_OEM_CLASSPATH to point to the installed Java Access Bridge files.
Follow these steps:
From the Start menu, select Settings, Control Panel, and then System to display the Windows System control panel.
Select the Advanced tab.
Click the Environment Variables button.
Click the New button under the System Variable list. The New System Variable dialog box appears.
In the Variable Name field, enter
In the Variable Value field, enter the full path to the
Use a semicolon to separate the two paths. Do not use quotation marks or character spaces. For example, if JRE 1.4.2 is installed in the default location, the setting is: