Bug 92389 - Comment text not accessible with screen reader
Summary: Comment text not accessible with screen reader
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
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Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
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Blocks: a11y Writer-Comments
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Reported: 2015-06-27 21:21 UTC by sunrisingsoul
Modified: 2019-11-26 11:22 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description sunrisingsoul 2015-06-27 21:21:28 UTC
When composing a document, and the user wishes to add a comment, once you press the Control+Alt+C keybinding to add a comment to a highlighted portion of text, or to a area of text that is proceeding the cursor, Orca does not interact with the comment field. Arrowing through the text typed out provides no speech output. Deleting text does not provide speech output.

Activating the menu item under Insert, Comment, yields the same result.

Using the Control + Alt + Page Up and Page Down functions to cycle through comments only reads the text written out for that particular area that is commented, does not allow navigation to the actual comment itself with orca.

Perhaps provide a keybinding that will get to the list of comments presented should there already be some?
Comment 1 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-10 03:37:41 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 raal 2016-05-11 16:55:52 UTC
I can confirm with Version:
Build ID: eb7593daa4bac21bd68182c8bbbd3ee3bd7b64dd
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 4.4; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2016-05-03_07:06:45
Comment 3 Alex ARNAUD 2016-07-06 14:24:02 UTC
Dear all,

with the latest Orca (3.20.2) and latest LibrOffice fresh (5.1.4) the problem continues to appear.

Best regards.
Comment 4 Aron Budea 2016-07-27 08:56:24 UTC
*** Bug 101002 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-09-10 23:42:34 UTC
Confirmed with 5.2.1 on windows with NVDA.
Comment 6 Quentin Christensen 2017-10-26 03:24:16 UTC
This issue still exsits in LibreOffice (x64) using NVDA 2017.3.

Issue on NVDA issue tracker: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/7700
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-10-27 02:55:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Patrick ZAJDA 2019-02-25 17:21:45 UTC
I can confirm with version
Build ID: 4187b2beaa3d1294cd5c76ec0b662f3f4fadc421
Threads CPU : 12; OS : Linux 4.19; UI Render : par défaut; VCL: gtk3; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-02-25_07:04:36
Locale : fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); Langue IHM : fr-FR
Calc: threaded