Hello. Using Windows 11 22H2, the February update to JAWS 2023 and LibreOffice 7.5.1.
I just upgraded from LO 7.4 to 7.5.1 and I have noticed two accessibility regressions with Writer
and JAWS which make using Writer a total blocker for JAWS users.
1. JAWS no longer reads text when navigating in a document using standard navigation commands,
such as left arrow, right arrow, down arrow, etc. JAWS just announces "edit" or is totally silent.
This problem does not usually occur using NVDA 2023.1 RC1. However, I have seen this behavior occur
once or twice. If I restart NVDA and move focus away from and then back to Writer once or twice the
problem goes away and navigation works as expected.
2. When navigating in a pull-down menu JAWS is silent and no longer reads the item that has
focus. Example: press alt+T for the Tools menu and press down arrow to navigate in this menu. JAWS
is now silent when moving from one item to the next.
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
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