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RE: [libreoffice-accessibility] Re: Calc and Accessibility


Hi.  While pressing the f2 key in Calc does provide cell coordinates, pressing escape to return to 
the worksheet does not allow arrow keys to announce any cell info.  What is odd, if this will be of 
any help, is that OpenOffice works perfectly in NVDA.
I can also tell you that it is important that NVDA users enable the "report table cell coordinates" 
checkbox in the NVDA document settings checkbox.


-----Original Message-----
From: Niklas Johansson [mailto:sleeping.pillow@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:52 AM
To: accessibility@global.libreoffice.org
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-accessibility] Re: Calc and Accessibility

V Stuart Foote skrev 2014-10-14 19:44:
Also when cells are empty NVDA sounds a Zero rather than blank--that is an NVDA issue.
Hm... I'm not so sure it is a bug in NVDA. I'd rather think that it is an issue in LibreOffice. It 
also seems related to the issue with only values being announced. I believe that a big part of the 
issue lies within the fact that the IA2 code from OpenOffice abuses the IAccessibleValue interface 
(that should only return numerical values) by returning string values as well. It also goes against 
OpenOffice/LibreOffice api (XAccessibleValue) which probably was "fixed" 
on integration into LibreOffice leaving us in this unfortunate state of non working accessibility 
in Calc on Windows.

Regards,
Niklas Johansson



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