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Bug 88763 - The orca screen reader does not speak control names when navigating in the outline numbering dialog box
Summary: The orca screen reader does not speak control names when navigating in the ou...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Niklas Johansson
Whiteboard: target:4.5.0
Keywords: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks: a11y-Linux
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Reported: 2015-01-23 21:54 UTC by am_dxer
Modified: 2016-05-02 16:31 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description am_dxer 2015-01-23 21:54:46 UTC
When opening the outline numbering dialog box from the tools menu, orca does not speak field names as I "tab" and "shift + tab" through the controls. Orca should speak the name of each control as the user navigates between them in this manner.
Comment 1 am_dxer 2015-01-27 02:49:41 UTC
For me, orca reads the options as I move through the combo boxes, however, it seems to not always read their name when they receive focus. Is this the behavior you see as well?
Comment 2 Niklas Johansson 2015-01-27 10:41:18 UTC
Tried this on Windows with NVDA and it seems that the labels of the controls are not associated with the controls. If I remember correctly Caolán did a talk on how to fix this type of issue using Glade. Lets hope it is just a matter of me tracking down those slides and I will be able to fix it.

I'll let you know.
Comment 3 Commit Notification 2015-01-30 11:40:40 UTC
Niklas Johansson committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":

tdf#88763 The orca screen reader does not speak control names

It will be available in 4.5.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 4 Matthew Francis 2015-04-28 02:41:42 UTC
@Niklas - I see you made a commit for this issue already. Is it now completely fixed? If so, this bug can be set to RESOLVED - FIXED

Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-10 03:37:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Alex ARNAUD 2016-05-02 14:02:07 UTC
Dear LibreOffice community, 
I've checked the result of the work of Niklas Johansson, it works very well.

Thank you so much.