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Bug 101002 - Comments in Impress are not accessible (adding/reading)
Summary: Comments in Impress are not accessible (adding/reading)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks: a11y ImpressDraw-Comments
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Reported: 2016-07-19 09:00 UTC by Alex ARNAUD
Modified: 2019-02-16 16:00 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Alex ARNAUD 2016-07-19 09:00:36 UTC
Dear LibreOffice community,

on the latest fresh release (5.1.4) I'm not able to read or adding comment.

Steps to reproduce :

1) Open LibreOffice

2) Launch Orca or another assistive technology

3) Add comment

Expected result : Make the comment widget accessible and add keyboard shortcuts for accessing comments

Result : Unable to add/read comment

Best regards.
Comment 1 Aron Budea 2016-07-27 08:56:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Alex ARNAUD 2016-07-27 09:03:39 UTC
(In reply to Aron Budea from comment #1)
> This seems to be the same issue as bug 92389, so I'm closing this one as
> duplicate.
> *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 92389 ***

I'm not totally sure. For example, on Writer the comment is added to a text element (word, sentence, ...).
On Impress, it seems that the comment are related to the slide, so I understand well another way should implemented for accessing the comments, isn't it ?

Best regards,
Comment 3 Aron Budea 2016-07-27 11:08:34 UTC
That's a fair point, let's have a separate report for Impress.

As I discussed with Alex on IRC, these are needed and missing:
"0) The capacity to read the comment widget
1) The capacity to be informed about the comment exist and it is assigned to an item (slide, sentence, word, ETC)
2) The capacity to access it via keyboard"

I don't know whether there are established methods for 1) and 2) (for example in Writer there are many objects that can be added to anywhere on a page, are those objects accessible?), so I'm not sure what exactly to compare the current behavior against.

I can definitely reproduce that comments aren't read when jumping between them.
I also can't seem to access the functions that can be performend on a comment via keyboard, and access the comment itself via keyboard.

Setting to NEW.
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-09-11 00:53:51 UTC
I checked accerciser and comments arent exposed in the tree. Also the behaviour of the screen reader not to speak the letters when you use the arrow keys in the comment seems just like writer.
Comment 5 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-29 08:48:12 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Alex ARNAUD 2017-10-03 12:55:01 UTC
Dear all,

This issue is still present on LibreOfficeDev 6.0 of 2017-09-27 on Debian 8.9 "Jessie".

Best regards.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-10-05 02:52:15 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Nancy Wilson 2018-10-11 06:37:48 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 9 Patrick ZAJDA 2018-11-16 16:58:19 UTC
Bug still present with Orca Master on Debian Stretch using LibreOffie 6.1