What screen readers are available for Swing-based programs?

John Zukowski

While the Java Access Bridge (http://java.sun.com/products/accessbridge/) exposes the Swing components to the platform, it seems not all screen readers understand this bridge. You can't just use any Windows-based screen reader. The JAWS tool from Freedom Scientific (http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/JAWS_HQ.asp) seems to be the only solution I've found that can read the exposed component attributes.