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clauderenaud
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Adobe Reader and Java Access Bridge

Hi all,

I have some wishes ... but don't know if they can be realised !

You already have in your directory a pdf reader (SUMATRA PDF) but unfortunately I'm completely unable to use it as my screen reader is totally incompatible with it.
As Adobe Reader is a free app I would like to know if it could be possible to make it portable.

Another wish about OpenOffice.

You also have OpenOffice among your PortableApps.
In order to use it with my screen reader I must install Java Access Bridge, a bridge application from Sun, an application needed in order to make assistive tools and Java Appls to communicate the one with the other.
Could it be possible to make this application portable too ?

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Adobe Reader is closed

Adobe Reader is closed source.

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Ok, I did not know ... Sad

Ok, I did not know ...
Sad ...

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Foxit

Of course, you could try Foxit Reader, however it's not open source, but I believe it's on portablefreeware.com. You'll find it's similar in functionality to Adobe Reader, but is much lighter on resources. Hopefully it will work with your screen reader.

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I already tested Foxi Reader

I already tested Foxi Reader but unfortunately it is completely unaccessible to screen readers.
I even tested SumatraPdf but the result is the same ...

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have you tried Gadwin

have you tried Gadwin PrintScreen? it seems to work for me. but i think it is closed source Sad

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What Gadwin Print Screen is

What Gadwin Print Screen is ?

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it is a closed source screen

it is a closed source screen capture program that works quite well. it only does still shots though.

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So, it will probably not work

So, it will probably not work ...

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unless you are screenshotting

unless you are screenshotting video it should work.

Gadwin Prinscreen is freeware but not OSS.

I cannot acess this at work but here is a link to the freeware liscense agreement.
http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/Lic_agreement.htm

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I think there is a slight misunderstanding here

the OP is after a screen reader, that is, a text to speech converter that can literally read aloud what is show on the screen.

The app you are suggesting is a screen capture application, which makes still images of the screen contents. Different thing entirely.

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Ahhh! Microsoft already has

Ahhh! Microsoft already has that ability built into their OS. i learned about it during a Assistive Technology Seminar at the local college Assistive Technology Center for Students with disabilities.

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Yes Narrator exists on

Yes Narrator exists on several Windows versions but it's far from perfect...
NVDA is better ...

But unfortunately my pdf reader problem reminds as I have unfortunately no alternative than the big big big Adobe REader one ...

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