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Bug 102164 - No assistive technology indication when jumping from header/footer back to main document area
Summary: No assistive technology indication when jumping from header/footer back to ma...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks: a11y
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Reported: 2016-09-13 15:57 UTC by am_dxer
Modified: 2019-11-26 11:43 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description am_dxer 2016-09-13 15:57:46 UTC
Steps to reproduce:
1. Insert a header or footer via the Insert menu.
2. use control+Page-up and Control+Page-down to to move between the document area. 
3. Assistive technology does not announce whether focus has landed on the header, the footer, or the main document area.
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-09-14 02:08:46 UTC
I hear 'Header 1 Header' when i jump to the header in Orca 3.20 and 'Header 1 Page Header Edit' in JAWS. Didnt hear anything in NVDA, so it is likely a bug with them.

There wasnt any notification when returning to the document area, so i guess that is the only thing presently wrong. Though Orca did say "page down" when i pressed ctrl+pgdwn to exit the header.

@stuart, @texou, @alex: Any thoughts on this?

@am_dxer: Please indicate which version of LO, OS and screen reader you are using in your bug reports. :D
Comment 2 Alex ARNAUD 2017-08-01 16:00:56 UTC
Dear all,

I confirm the issue both on LibreOffice 4.2 and LibreOfficeDev 6.0 on Debian Jessie (8.9) with Orca 3.24.

As stated by Yousuf Orca announces when I switch between the body to the header but when I switch from the body to the footer I hear nothing, and when I leave the header/footer Orca doesn't announce I come back to the document body.

Best regards.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2018-10-02 02:52:41 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Patrick ZAJDA 2018-11-16 17:59:02 UTC

On LibreOffice jumping from the footer and the main content doesn't announce where we are, the problem is not present for header. On version header and footer are announced avec Ctrl+Page up/down.