Bug 137496 - Embedded audios & videos are not accessible for the screen reader NVDA in LibreOffice
Summary: Embedded audios & videos are not accessible for the screen reader NVDA in Lib...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks: a11y, Accessibility Media
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Reported: 2020-10-15 08:09 UTC by juergenkohler23
Modified: 2022-08-30 07:15 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description juergenkohler23 2020-10-15 08:09:22 UTC
Inserted audios & videos cannot be played with the screen reader because the player is not recognised as an object.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open LibreOffice Writer
2. Insert
3. Media
4. Audio/Video
5. Select the desired audio or video file and insert it into Writer
6. Klick "open" to insert audio/video in Writer
7. A player is displayed in the document, but is not recognised by NVDA and therefore cannot be controlled

Actual Results:
The player displayed in the document cannot be controlled by NVDA

Expected Results:
The player is regocnised by NVDA and therefore controllable

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Edition	Windows 		10 Home
Version				1909
Installed on			17.02.2020
Operating system build		18363.1016

Version: (x64)
Build ID:  8349ace3c3162073abd90d81fd06dcfb6b36b994
CPU threads: 	4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18363; UI render: Skia/Vulkan; VCL: win
Locale: 		de-DE (de_DE); UI: de-DE
Calc: 		threaded
Comment 1 Peter Franke 2020-10-15 09:38:40 UTC
I reproduced this bug using the following components:

Libre Office:

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 8349ace3c3162073abd90d81fd06dcfb6b36b994


Windows 10 Home
Version 2004
Betriebssystembuild: 19041.572
Comment 2 juergenkohler23 2021-05-31 08:16:24 UTC
The problem still exists. Even if you select the audio/video object in the document with the mouse, the associated ribbon cannot be operated with the arrow keys. Unfortunately, audio/video objects are not displayed in the navigator either.

Edition Windows 10 Home
Version	20H2
Installed on ‎05.‎02.‎2021
Operating system build	19042.985

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 47f78053abe362b9384784d31a6e56f8511eb1c1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19042; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: de-DE
Calc: threaded
Comment 3 Michael Weghorn 2022-08-30 07:15:51 UTC
@Jürgen: For your interest, if you add the accessibility meta bug 101912 in the "Blocks" field in Bugzilla when creating accessibility-related tickets, people that are subscribed to the a11y meta bug will be notified automatically and the ticket will also show up when looking at the list of tickets in the meta bug. (There's also an "accessibility" keyword in addition that can be set in the "Keywords" field.)