JAWS Scripting

Job Access With Speech (JAWS) Scripting

 

Acrobat Accessibility

After an initial analysis to determine if your PDF documents meet all the applicable Section 508 requirements, the documents receive a careful review in order to identify and, if necessary, correct the most common accessibility problems, including the proper tagging of images, tables, forms and other non-textual objects. A compliance report is provided so that you will get detailed information on the accessibility problems and the corrective actions taken.

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Section 508 Consulting and Technical Assistance

Our experienced staff is knowledgeable about automated testing tools, software code analysis and standards associated with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. We can work together with your organization to provide the technical services necessary to achieve Section 508 compliance for existing documents or systems or, if you prefer, we will provide consultation and training in order to help your team develop and implement a successful organizational plan that assures compliance with Section 508 standards. Either way, our services are provided with a complete and comprehensive analysis report so that your organization will be able to identify existing problems and locate resources that will assist in achieving this important requirement.

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Job Access With Speech (JAWS) Scripting

JAWS is a software program, referred to as a screen reader, which is developed and distributed by Freedom Scientific Inc. It is referred to as a screen reader because it allows a person who is blind to read what is on the screen by listening to the audio output created by JAWS. JAWS includes a programming language that allows it to be customized to work any Windows application. This programming language is commonly referred to as JAWS Scripting and is a programming language that is proprietary to JAWS. Once developed, the JAWS scripts act as a bridge between the screen reader and the software application.

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Flash Accessibility

As Flash content is integrated more widely throughout the internet and within many corporate and educational training departments, the need for identifying and correcting accessibility issues with flash content has become more critical. Upon contacting our office, we will conduct a full analysis of your web and eLearning content so that you will have an idea of your products current accessibility status. Upon completion of the analysis, a comprehensive report is provided in order to help you identify areas that are not accessible and get recommendations for resolving accessibility issues. Our technical staff can also work directly with your content developers in order to provide guidance and recommendations for best practice while creating Section 508 compliant materials.

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Java Accessibility

Java accessibility means building the services and supports into an application that enable people with disabilities to use the software. Java accessibility technologies are implemented in the Java Foundation Classes (JFC) and they comprise two separate packages: Java Accessibility API and Java Accessibility Utilities. Accessibility technologies such as the Java Access Bridge for the Microsoft Windows Operating System makes it possible for a Windows based Assistive Technology to get at and interact with the Java Accessibility API. The Java Accessibility API is implemented in the Java Foundation Classes (JFC) Project Swing user interface components. The Accessibility APIs let you write programs that are compatible with hardware and software designed for people with special needs such as limited sight or the inability to operate a mouse.

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Software Accessibility: Citrix and Remote Access Solutions

In Windows, Remote Access can be handled by any number of software programs (remote clients). Many of these clients are required as part of a company’s technical infrastructure. For example, work at home jobs and positions that are part of a mobile work force such as sales and IT support positions. As these remote technologies have become more prevalent in today’s workforce, it has become more important to create and maintain remote solutions that will provide for continued access to the job market. A common method of remote access with Citrix allows users to connect to the Windows desktop, called an ICA Connection. Another method is to connect through Published Applications. In this method, when you open the Citrix Program Neighborhood, you see your programs such as Word, Outlook, Notes, and so on. The application can also be configured on the client computer to be a “seamless application.” This means that it truly looks as though the application is running on the client’s desktop, complete with a taskbar icon. The administrator publishes the application on the Citrix server and then sets up the connection through the program neighborhood. Lighthouse Technology Services has worked with the most popular manufacturers of accessibility technologies in order to facilitate accessibility solutions for remote access.

Remote Access is a method used to access your work computer or company network from a remote location or computer. Remote access can be possible using dial-up access, Broadband access or wireless access. Laptop computers, PDAs and Smartphones can be used to take advantage of remote access. Remote access solutions can be Internet-based or a software program. Some examples include: Mobile professionals can use remote access to connect to corporate networks or their work computer from another location using another computer or mobile device.

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Web Accessibility

Web accessibility allows people with disabilities to use the Web. By developing and maintaining accessibility standards and practices, such as those defined within the scope of Section 508, web developers and content providers of internet and intranet sites enable people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the their web pages.

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