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Activating LibreOffice Assistive Technologies on Windows OSes There are 3 options to activate

  • If installing LibreOffice 3.5.7, activate Assistive Technology by launching LibreOffice and navigating to the Tools ▸ Options ▸ Advanced/Java options menus, and then also to the Tools ▸ Options ▸ Accessibility menu to make selections.
  • If installing the 3.6 release, LibreOffice 3.6.4 or newer, there is now a checkbox option on the installation panel to "Support assistive technology tools" during the installation--for ALL users on the Windows system. This checkbox will enable JRE support in LibreOffice while enabling assistive technologies. Note: when using this installation option, your must first have enabled the Java Access Bridge as above prior to the installation. And at completion of the installation you must logoff and then logon for the Windows user profile to be refreshed and support for accessibility features to be activated.
  • Finally, for any LibreOffice build, if just a single user requires activation of Assistive Technologies, the following text can be saved as a registry configuration batch file--.REG-- extension and run by each individual.