In bug 288356 we turned off Java applets on Windows when a screen reader was present because heap corruption caused Firefox to crash. Wayne Deangelo from the IBM accessibility center recently ran tests with a variety of older and new JREs, and the problem has gone away. We should reenable Java applets on Windows when a screen reader is present -- basically, back out bug 288356.
Created attachment 200016 [details] [diff] [review] Back out changes from bug 288356 -- allow applets to run when screen reader is present
Verified that this has been fixed in dev build 10/19/05 build