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Bug 123846 - Assign styles dialog not accessible
Summary: Assign styles dialog not accessible
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
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Blocks: a11y
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Reported: 2019-03-04 17:40 UTC by Jean-Philippe MENGUAL
Modified: 2019-03-20 15:22 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Jean-Philippe MENGUAL 2019-03-04 17:40:09 UTC

Using Orca master, enabling accssibility in your desktop environment:
1. Open Insert, Index & table, Index & table
2. Choose "Customized index" as type
3. Check "styles" checkbox
4. Prss Apply the styles button

A table appears. It is not described as a table. Then, while up and down arrow keys make the style list scroll, the user is not aware there are several columns, and right and left arrow keys do not anything.

Another consequence is that if using Left and Right buttons, the style is moved from "non assigned" to another column, but the screen reader does not inform the user about this change, and browsing in the table does not the information per keyboard.

We would expect the table to be considered as a table widget, and the user can browse via up, down, left and right keys through columns.

Comment 1 Alex ARNAUD 2019-03-05 09:10:14 UTC
I confirm the issue on LibreOfficeDev 6.3 built this week.

Best regards,
Comment 2 Peter Vágner 2019-03-20 15:22:34 UTC
I can reproduce this with Libreoffice 6.2.1.
When inwoking Insert -> Table of Contents and Index -> Table of Contents, Index or Bibliography... from the menu bar in Writer a tabbed dialog comes up.
On the Styles tab there are some comboboxes however their relations are not clear to me I think I need some hints in order to be able to use this part.

When proceedingas instructed i.e.
* Setting type to User defined
* Checking Styles inside the Create from pannel
* hitting Assign styles button 

I can see semi accessible tree table. Column and row headers are reported when navigating by using arrow keys however state of the checkboxes is not reported.

Build ID: 6.2.1-1
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.0; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-US (en); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded