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[libreoffice-accessibility] RE: Calc accessibility focus fix


Niklas and others,
I think we can all have a celebration as this fix corrects just about all of the accessibility 
issues which cropped up with Calc.  Here are my findings.

At first, when going into Calc NVDA did not read all of the cells reliably as I used arrow keys to 
move through the spreadsheet.  However, rather than restarting NVDA I tried Stuart's recommendation 
by first pressing the f2 key followed by the escape key to move focus back to the spreadsheet.  
This caused reliable navigation as I used arrow keys to move through the spreadsheet.  I was able 
to hear cell coordinates as well as data contained within the cells.  This is also true for JAWS 
16; blind users will need to press f2 first, then escape to guarantee reliable access.
In addition, it is also helpful to disable the formula toolbar via the view menu's Toolbars 
submenu.  If you don't disable the formula bar, NVDA reads extra verbiage if you move from one cell 
to the next if the cells contain data, something like "formula bar multi-line editable."  Again, 
disabling the formula bar fixes this weird quirk.  This particular issue is not new to this build: 
I believe this has been the case with LibreOffice Calc for some time.  I'm not sure if the formula 
toolbar should be disabled for the same reasons in OpenOffice; I can verify it if you like but I'm 
guessing that this is not necessary for your work at this time.
One final issue: while installing this build, our version of Symantec Endpoint Protection flagged 
two files and quarantined them.  Here is the list of files that it didn't like.

Suspicious.Cloud.5 MSI92DF.tmp Quarantine C:\Users\dgoldfie\Ap... Infected 1
View Quarantine
Suspicious.Cloud.5 MSIAD72.tmp Quarantine C:\Windows\Installer\ Infected 1
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Niklas and others, , I'd like to thank you for the work you've been doing to isolate and correct 
these problems.  I am so pleased that all of you are so committed to making this package as 
accessible as it can be for screen reader users.

From: Niklas Johansson [mailto:sleeping.pillow@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2014 9:03 AM
To: David Goldfield
Subject: Re: Calc accessibility focus fix

Thanks,


Niklas Johansson
David Goldfield skrev 2014-11-06 14:46:
Niklas, I will download the test build today and will test it with NVDA and JAWS 16.


From: Niklas Johansson [mailto:sleeping.pillow@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2014 4:12 AM
To: David Goldfield; VStuart.Foote@utsa.edu<mailto:VStuart.Foote@utsa.edu>
Subject: Calc accessibility focus fix

Hi

Just wanted to let you know that I managed to find a small fix that brings back some focus tracking 
in Calc. There are still some issues, but those are small compared to the current situation. 
Basically we're pretty much back where we were at the start of this year.

If your inpatient and want to test it I put up a small test build with the fix which can be 
downloaded from the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3klpdxhqn8iwihl/LibreOfficeDev_4.4.0.0.alpha1_Win_x86-Calc_Focus-fix.msi?dl=1

If you want to wait until it gets pushed to master before you test it, that is not no problem, a 
note will be sent to the bug 81264 <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=81264> when that 
happens.

If everything seems OK and the patch gets pushed to master, I will start the work of getting this 
and the previous patch backported to LibreOffice 4.3.



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Regrads,

Niklas Johansson


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