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Bug 135386 - ACCESSIBILITY: Dialog AutoText and other dialogs give no Information for Screen Reader Orca under VCL: kf5;
Summary: ACCESSIBILITY: Dialog AutoText and other dialogs give no Information for Scre...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: a11y KDE
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Reported: 2020-08-02 13:57 UTC by Robert Großkopf
Modified: 2020-08-17 15:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Robert Großkopf 2020-08-02 13:57:50 UTC
You need a screen reader for hearing this buggy behavior.
Switch the screen reader on.
Open a new Writer document.
Start Tools → AutoText.
Now switch through the whole dialog by typing Tab or by moving an d marking something with the mouse.
No information about any field and button is there for the screen reader. It only says "Tab", "Tab", "Tab" ...

The dialog is completely unusable for people, who can't work without screen reader.

Tested here with OpenSUSE 15.1 64bit rpm Linux, Orca screen reader and LO
Comment 1 Robert Großkopf 2020-08-02 17:06:19 UTC
This seems to be a special problem of 
Build-ID: 3d775be2011f3886db32dfd395a6a6d1ca2630ff
CPU-Threads: 6; BS: Linux 4.12; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: kf5; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); UI-Sprache: de-DE
Calc: threaded

If I change 
VCL: kf5; to VCL: gtk3; 

The screen reader works without any problem here.
With VCL: gtk2; the screen reader says nothing in LO ...
Comment 2 Michael Weghorn 2020-08-17 15:49:34 UTC
Confirmed, see also bug 122053 for some more information.