JAWS is unable to read Swing-based UI of Rational Functional Tester

Technote (troubleshooting)


Attempts to read the Swing-based user interface of IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT) using the JAWS (Job Access With Speech) program results in a failure.


This issue has been identified as a product defect and logged under 18386.


JAWS (Job Access With Speech) is a screen reader program that works on Microsoft Windows.

Resolving the problem

If JAWS is unable to read the Swing US of Rational Functional Tester, use the following the steps:

  1. Install Oracle Java 7 update 7 or later

  2. Install the appropriate variant of JAWS 13

  3. Open the accessibility.properties file in the Rational Functional Tester installation location:

  4. Uncomment the following two lines:


  5. Comment out the following line and save the file:


  6. Restart JAWS and Rational Functional Tester.

The Swing UI should now be readable.

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