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So, I was wrong, it did work on Linux before the IAccessible2 integration. I pushed a patch towards master that restores the announcements when changing selection in a listbox, at least on Windows and Linux. There is still a lot to do before the spell check dialog is fully accessible, but at least we can hear the suggestions again.

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Niklas Johansson

Niklas Johansson skrev 2014-06-09 21:14:
Hi Jean-Philippe

Thanks for testing and reporting the issue. About the spell check dialog, I don't know if it ever worked. If somebody knows a version were it did actually work please let me know so I can try it out. Personally I just don't like the dialog and thus I don't really use it that much.

If I were to try to break down what main issues I see with the dialog today (from an accessibility point of view):

 1. Even though the text in the text area "Not in dictionary" is
    accessible, I still haven't found a way to know what word is
    actually misspelled.
 2. The suggestions list box does not properly expose selection
    changes, though you can here the words read out loud if you hover
    over them with the mouse.
 3. The tab order of the dialog is really confusing, if you're a
    sighted user it is even more confusing.

I really hope I can find some time later this week to do a mock-up of a restructured dialog. If I do I'll let you know.

And by the way there has been a few bugs reported on the dialog already but I don't know or have time to check which ones that are still open. Will try to find time for checking that as well.

Niklas Johansson
MENGUAL Jean-Philippe skrev 2014-06-05 00:49:

Has someone tested the 4.2.4 release of LO and the Check spell feature? Do you think it's accessible? On my Linux, if I can browse in the dialog with tab, it's impossible to see the mispelled words and suggestions through this dialog. There's a workaround, but I believe it worked in previous releases. Is that a reproductible problem for you? Should we fill a bug report?


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