Bug 102145 - Textboxes content not read by screen reader
Summary: Textboxes content not read by screen reader
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
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Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks: a11y
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Reported: 2016-09-13 05:10 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2019-11-26 11:42 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-09-13 05:10:22 UTC
1) Start screen reader
2) Open impress
3) Change to 'title, content'
4) Select content textbox and press F2
5) Enter 2 bullets and press Esc
6) Press tab twice to change focus to title textbox and back
7) press f2 to edit and then press arrow keys and nothing will be read by screen reader in this textbox or title textbox

Tested with Orca and NVDA.

Build ID: 78404fe5549fded2eaf0c5ea6e1ca66039e995af
CPU Threads: 2; OS Version: Linux 3.19; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2016-09-11_09:14:01
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2016-10-07 18:58:56 UTC
No repro. Contents are read with Orca.

Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Build ID: ff2a399b61f34f7920e594e8cbb6c19045b24956
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Linux 4.7; UI Render: default; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group
Built on October 7th 2016
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-10-07 19:20:53 UTC
(In reply to Buovjaga from comment #1)
> No repro. Contents are read with Orca.

So orca is reading each letter when you move back and forward?
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2016-10-07 23:34:41 UTC
Confirming on Windows 8.1 Ent 64-bit en-US with NVDA 2016.3 and
Build ID: 36efdec23b86fe28c79fe672bb6862fb57b6e09a
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Windows 6.29; UI Render: GL; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2016-10-05_02:20:01
Locale: en-US (en_US); Calc: group

When reentering the content textbox (STR step 6) the bullets are not read. Seem to be stuck in a parent element--the Assistive Technology lists the title and the content as outline elements.
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2016-10-08 05:37:06 UTC
(In reply to Yousuf Philips (jay) from comment #2)
> (In reply to Buovjaga from comment #1)
> > No repro. Contents are read with Orca.
> So orca is reading each letter when you move back and forward?

It might read letters or even whole words, if they match Finnish language.
Comment 5 Alex ARNAUD 2017-07-19 16:32:52 UTC
Dear all,

I can reproduce the issue on GNU/Linux with LibreOfficeDev 6 and LibreOffice 4.2 with Orca 3.16 and 3.24 (last release).

Best regards.
Comment 6 Alex ARNAUD 2017-07-19 16:39:14 UTC
Dear all,

I also noticed when you add a second slide the issue disappears.

Best regards.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-10-02 02:54:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Quentin Christensen 2019-01-17 01:20:53 UTC
Confirming this issue still exists as described on Windows 10 using LO and NVDA 2018.4.1.

Also confirming when a second slide is added the issue disappears (on both the first and subsequent slides.

There is still an issue with trying to read all of the contents object - Using NVDA's read all command (INSERT+DOWN ARROW) only the current bullet point or line is read.
Comment 9 Buovjaga 2019-01-19 21:26:59 UTC
I can repro with latest NVDA all the way to LibreOffice 3.3.0.

I can't seem to get orca working at all right now, so cannot test on Linux.