Bug 74410 - Cell content is not announced when reading a spreadsheet with ia2 enabled.
Summary: Cell content is not announced when reading a spreadsheet with ia2 enabled.
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 81264
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: high major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: target:4.3.3 target:4.4.0
Keywords: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks: a11y-Windows
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Reported: 2014-02-02 19:48 UTC by Marlin
Modified: 2015-12-18 09:32 UTC (History)
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Description Marlin 2014-02-02 19:48:41 UTC
Using LibreOffice 4.2 with ia2 enabled and a screen reader, (NVDA or Jaws), and opening a edited spreadsheet, all cell content is announced as 0.
Comment 1 Marlin 2014-02-02 19:50:24 UTC
This also occurs in LibreOffice 4.3 alpha.
Comment 2 Marlin 2014-02-23 21:27:00 UTC
Another detail: the cell, when you press f2 to edit it, appears with a link in it content, although there is not any link in that cell.
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2014-03-02 19:14:23 UTC

Works for me with latest release.

Please have a go at this with current LibreOffice release
Build ID: 3be8cda0bddd8e430d8cda1ebfd581265cca5a0f

I believe it has been corrected and now is a little to chatty, but the contents, links and formulas are sounding. If OK now, please resolve this fixed.
Comment 4 Marlin 2014-03-02 20:38:00 UTC

Tested with the most recent release and the problem persists.
Even if the spreadsheet is blank, the screen reader says 0 when arrowing through the cells.
Comment 5 V Stuart Foote 2014-03-02 21:15:56 UTC
Blank cells rendering as 'Zero' is a different issue-- bug 74441

Just to be sure, when you launch LibreOffice with IAccessible2 set active, and AT in use, as the program comes up do you hear AT respond with

Notably the Alt+O for Open File, Alt+E for Templates, Alt+D for Create Writer Document, Alt+S for Calc Spreadsheet... etc.

Of if you mouse over or tab to the thumbnail view:

Click an icon to open a new document or a file dialog.

If you are not hearing the Alt+ accelerators announced, you are not in IAccessible2 mode, and probably are in Java Access Bridge using the Java Accessibility API.  The spreadsheet cells will not announce substantive content.
Comment 6 Marlin 2014-03-03 17:11:04 UTC

I am surely in IAccessible mode.
Comment 7 Marlin 2014-07-28 18:16:43 UTC

Unfortunately, this problem persists in Libreoffice 4.3.0 rc4. I deleted previous versions, cleaned the settings and all folders containing files associated with Libreoffice, then I have installed the 4.3.0 rc4 and the accessibility in Calc still the same. I think this is an important thing, as several blinds would like to have an option, as they don't like Microsoft Office or don't want to pay for them.
Comment 8 Buovjaga 2014-11-26 12:14:53 UTC
Setting to UNCONFIRMED, as no information is lacking.
Comment 9 V Stuart Foote 2014-11-26 15:15:40 UTC

Believe this is resolved fixed, so please retest 
with the current release, 

or with a daily

or even the 4.4.0beta1 build
Comment 10 Marlin 2014-11-27 01:49:05 UTC
Yes, fixed! Great!
Comment 12 V Stuart Foote 2014-11-27 03:49:40 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 81264 ***
Comment 13 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-18 09:32:35 UTC
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (a11y -> accessibility)