[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 109425] Libreoffice Notebookbar is not exposing accessible events needed for screen reader users.

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Tue Aug 1 16:46:41 UTC 2017


V Stuart Foote <vstuart.foote at utsa.edu> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
            Summary|libreoffice notebookbar     |Libreoffice Notebookbar is
                   |menu is not accessible for  |not exposing accessible
                   |screen reader users.        |events needed for screen
                   |                            |reader users.

--- Comment #7 from V Stuart Foote <vstuart.foote at utsa.edu> ---
(In reply to zahra from comment #5)
> today i also tested libreoffice 5.4 and could not use f10 to use ribbon and
> f6 for navigation.
> also tab does not work for me and ribbon menus are completely inaccessible
> for me using keyboard.

Zahra, please do not call it a Ribbon, that is a completely different
proprietary Microsoft desktop API that we steer away from. 

As implemented in LibreOffice across all platforms--as part of our MUFFIN (My
User Friendly & Flexible INterface)--the Notebookbars are alternative user
interfaces to our traditional Menus and Toolbars. They also complement our
Sidebar deck and its context menu GUI.

The underlying controls are common--so current lack of exposure as accessible
events is an implementation issue. And that will have to be corrected before
the MUFFIN Notebookbar(s)--there are five currently--are removed from their
experimental status probably at the 6.0.0 release.

Otherwise the F10, F6 cycling of bug 102059 has been corrected. And normal
keyboard navigation with TAB and Cursor movement between notebookbar widgets
functions correctly, and tooltips are present on mouseover or for use with AT
when exposed.

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