[libreoffice-accessibility] Problem using Libre office accessibility features

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Alan-2 Alan-2
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[libreoffice-accessibility] Problem using Libre office accessibility features

Good evening,

I've just installed Latest Libre office on my new laptop, runing a
windows 64 operating sistem... I read that it would be accessible using
screen readers like Jaws or NVDA, however, jaws doesn't provide any
speech output when navigating menus, etc. Using nvda, it certainly
brings output, but sometimes strange behaviors appear, for example,
after choosing a suggested option for a misspelled word from the context
menu.

Am I missing anything? Any help would be welcome, thanks in advance!

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V Stuart Foote V Stuart Foote
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Re: [libreoffice-accessibility] Problem using Libre office accessibility features

@Alan,

Alan-2 wrote
Good evening,

I've just installed Latest Libre office on my new laptop, runing a
windows 64 operating sistem... I read that it would be accessible using
screen readers like Jaws or NVDA, however, jaws doesn't provide any
speech output when navigating menus, etc. Using nvda, it certainly
brings output, but sometimes strange behaviors appear, for example,
after choosing a suggested option for a misspelled word from the context
menu.

Am I missing anything? Any help would be welcome, thanks in advance!
Sorry--no seat of JAWS or Windows Eyes to test against. But, NVDA functions "out of the box" with LibreOffice exposing accessible events mapped to the the Linux Foundations IAccessible2 v1.3 API.  The project does not bridge to MS UIA. And the old Java Accessibility API "Java Access Bridge" was stripped out when implementing the native IAccessible2 mappings.

Of course there are issues--announcing cells for tables in Writer, and the main content  dialogs not sounding, "say all"  top to bottom reading, etc. but  overall is reasonably usable.

Theoretically, JAWS and Windows Eyes provide the same level of support reading LibreOffice exposed IAccessible2 events--but I can't verify.

Stuart
 
David Goldfield-4 David Goldfield-4
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Re: [libreoffice-accessibility] Problem using Libre office accessibility features

Hi.

I have NVDA and Window-Eyes at home and am willing to do a bit of ad hoc
testing during the long weekend. I'll submit a report, hopefully by May 30.


On 5/24/2016 5:52 PM, V Stuart Foote wrote:

> @Alan,
>
>
> Alan-2 wrote
>> Good evening,
>>
>> I've just installed Latest Libre office on my new laptop, runing a
>> windows 64 operating sistem... I read that it would be accessible using
>> screen readers like Jaws or NVDA, however, jaws doesn't provide any
>> speech output when navigating menus, etc. Using nvda, it certainly
>> brings output, but sometimes strange behaviors appear, for example,
>> after choosing a suggested option for a misspelled word from the context
>> menu.
>>
>> Am I missing anything? Any help would be welcome, thanks in advance!
> Sorry--no seat of JAWS or Windows Eyes to test against. But, NVDA functions
> "out of the box" with LibreOffice exposing accessible events mapped to the
> the Linux Foundations IAccessible2 v1.3 API.  The project does not bridge to
> MS UIA. And the old Java Accessibility API "Java Access Bridge" was stripped
> out when implementing the native IAccessible2 mappings.
>
> Of course there are issues--announcing cells for tables in Writer, and the
> main content  dialogs not sounding, "say all"  top to bottom reading, etc.
> but  overall is reasonably usable.
>
> Theoretically, JAWS and Windows Eyes provide the same level of support
> reading LibreOffice exposed IAccessible2 events--but I can't verify.
>
> Stuart
>  
>
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RE: [libreoffice-accessibility] Problem using Libre office accessibility features

In reply to this post by Alan-2
Alan wrote:

>Am I missing anything?

JAWS, at best, had support that could be described as "marginally
acceptable".
Windows Eyes, at best, had support that could be described as "tolerable".

As far as LibO 5.1.1.3 goes, forget about trying to use either of those
programs. It just isn't there.
Both AI Squared and Freedom Scientific claim the problem is with
LibreOffice's failure to support standard AllY protocols and APIs.

jonathon




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