Bug 35112 - A section in writer document is not visible to AT-SPI.
Summary: A section in writer document is not visible to AT-SPI.
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: accessibility
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Blocks: a11y-Linux
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Reported: 2011-03-08 03:51 UTC by Dattatray Bhat
Modified: 2016-06-27 16:27 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Accerciser screenshot: Accessible tree view does not show sections of a document. (141.47 KB, image/png)
2011-03-08 03:51 UTC, Dattatray Bhat
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Description Dattatray Bhat 2011-03-08 03:51:01 UTC
Created attachment 44225 [details]
Accerciser screenshot: Accessible tree view does not show sections of a document.

A section in writer document is not visible to AT-SPI. If a section is visible to AT-SPI and exposes ROLE_SECTION, assistive tools like a screen reader can use the information to improve accessibility of the document.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start Libre Office writer. Create a new text document. Add a section. Add some text e.g. 'Content of section 1' into the section. Add another section. Add some text e.g. 'Content of section 2' into it. Save the document.

2. Start Accerciser accessibility explorer.

3. Go to the accessible tree view at top left. As shown in attached screen-shot, select the accessible object corresponding to the document just created. The tree shows only paragraphs under the document. There are no accessible container objects corresponding to the sections.
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 11:44:20 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Dattatray Bhat 2011-12-26 21:33:56 UTC
Today I rechecked my observation with Libre Office dev 3.5.0 beta2 and found that the bug persists. I suggest that the bug be moved back to NEW status.
Comment 3 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 13:58:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 13:59:26 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:04:01 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:06:15 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Dattatray Bhat 2012-08-16 05:40:36 UTC
The bug is real. I noticed it in version 3.3.0 and submitted it with a supporting screenshot. I reconfirmed that the bug exists with version 3.5.0 beta2. It falls in the same category as bugs 35105, 35107, 35110, 35111, 35129 which you have reopened and changed to NEW.
Comment 8 sasha.libreoffice 2012-08-24 10:31:25 UTC
reopening due to comment 7
Comment 9 ydutrieux 2012-12-14 16:50:31 UTC
Not reproduced with libo Version 4.0.0.0.beta1 (Build ID: 87906242e87d3ddb2ba9827818f2d1416d80cc7)
Win7 32Bits.


>>2. Start Accerciser accessibility explorer.
I suppose you talk the explorer displayed by F5 ?

>> The tree shows only paragraphs under the document. 
I see my 2 sections below "sections"

>> There are no accessible container objects corresponding to the sections.
If I dubble clic on section 1, cursor is moved on the start of this section. (box before the text of my section)

I think it's the correct way, isn'it ?

Yves
Comment 10 Dattatray Bhat 2012-12-17 04:34:42 UTC
>>Not reproduced with libo Version 4.0.0.0.beta1 (Build ID: >>87906242e87d3ddb2ba9827818f2d1416d80cc7)
>>Win7 32Bits.
Is there a confusion? It seems you are trying to reproduce on Windows 7 a bug which was reported with Linux.

>>I suppose you talk the explorer displayed by F5 ?
Are you referring to the navigator feature of Libreoffice which can be toggled on/ off with F5? No, my bug doesn't relate to it. 
I mean Accerciser Accessibility Explorer (https://live.gnome.org/Accerciser). It is an interactive Python accessibility explorer for the GNOME Linux desktop. It uses AT-SPI to inspect and control widgets, allowing you to check if an application is providing correct information to assistive technologies and automated test frameworks.

>>I see my 2 sections below "sections"
>>If I dubble clic on section 1, cursor is moved on the start of this section. 
>>(box before the text of my section)
>>I think it's the correct way, isn'it ?
Please run LibreOffice on Linux. Start Accerciser (Its a distinct app, not a part of LibreOffice. Now go to the accessible tree view at top left of Accerciser window and see if you can find two accessible objects with role 'section'.
Comment 11 Joel Madero 2013-05-14 18:38:16 UTC
Adding Need_Advice so that a developer checks this out. Hopefully we can confirm that this is our bug (or determine that it's not) shortly. Apologies for the report being so old and left in UNCONFIRMED status.

Thanks for your patience and continuing to provide details
Comment 12 Michael Meeks 2013-05-15 09:20:33 UTC
Great bug report - no problem converting it to new - sorry, most of the QA team are not experienced in a11y :-)

This is really an enhancement request. Would you like some code pointers :-)
Comment 13 Christophe Strobbe 2013-08-07 16:33:15 UTC
Corresponding Apache OpenOffice bug: https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=117260
Comment 14 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2013-11-18 18:33:44 UTC
Bug status NEW
Whiteboard: Removing 'Need_Advice'
Comment 15 Alex ARNAUD 2016-04-20 13:13:55 UTC
I'm able to reproduce the bug in version 5.1.1. 
I can read the content of the section with Orca (screen reader) but I've no information about I'm in a section because of this issue.