Bug 106180 - No screen reader notification that there is a comment
Summary: No screen reader notification that there is a comment
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 Writer-Comments
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Reported: 2017-02-24 18:10 UTC by Buovjaga
Modified: 2020-01-06 09:00 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Buovjaga 2017-02-24 18:10:35 UTC
When you navigate by keyboard on a piece of text that has a comment, there is no screen reader notification about the comment. This is similar to the feature of being notified that a word is mispelt.

Split from bug 102058 per developer request.
Comment 1 Alex ARNAUD 2017-07-18 13:57:24 UTC
Dear all,

as in bug 102058 I've changed the version to "unspecified" due it is not a regression.

Best regards.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2018-10-02 02:56:42 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Frans-Willem Post 2018-11-28 15:49:24 UTC
I can confirm that there is no comprehensible notification by the Orca screenreader when encountering a comment in a Writer document.

If I arrow through a paragraph letter by letter, and get to the point after where the comment is inserted, Orca reads "Object replacement character". That's it.

These are my specs:
Build ID: 1:6.1.2-0ubuntu1.1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.18; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: nl-NL (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Comment 4 Deanna Williams 2019-05-15 11:36:33 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 5 Jennifer Charles 2019-06-04 12:47:57 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 6 corey stewart 2019-06-08 06:02:11 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 7 Mike Rooney 2019-08-01 14:54:32 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 8 hunt 2020-01-06 07:53:54 UTC Comment hidden (spam)