java access bridge

Andrew Luo andrewluotechnologies at
Sat Dec 15 22:44:57 UTC 2018

The official OpenJDK builds don't have 32-bit builds, but there are other vendors out there that supply 32-bit builds:



-----Original Message-----
From: Michał Zegan <webczat_200 at> 
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2018 2:38 PM
To: Andrew Luo <andrewluotechnologies at>; jdk-dev at
Subject: Re: java access bridge

Maybe because such a version doesn't exist? I cannot find 32 bit jdk anymore at least for jdk11, and I know it is not officially supported.

W dniu 15.12.2018 o 23:16, Andrew Luo pisze:
> Hi Michal,
> Why can't you install both 32-bit and 64-bit JREs on those machines - doesn't that solve the problem without having to change the OpenJDK?
> Thanks
> Andrew
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jdk-dev <jdk-dev-bounces at> On Behalf Of Michal 
> Zegan
> Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2018 2:09 PM
> To: jdk-dev at
> Subject: java access bridge
> Hello,
> Not sure where to direct this question, but in any case:
> On windows, java (jdk11) has java access bridge inside, the bridge allowing screenreaders to be used on java swing apps.
> There exists only a 64 bit version of java 11, and java access bridge can be enabled there. Screenreader communicates with a dll probably called c:\windows\system32\WindowsAccessBridge64.dll.
> There is however a problem: at least one of the popular screenreaders 
> is
> 32 bit screenreader *only*. That means java access bridge becomes unusable with it because of the missing 32 bit version of the above dll.
> However it is proven that if that dll was installed, accessibility would work. Is it possible to add to jdk11 or later the 32 bit dll too?

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