Re: nvda doesn't tell me which cells are selected in libreoffice calc.
And is the responsibility with NVDA or with the program itself? Did the program work properly in this respect in the past? Did the same version of the program work properly with an earlier version of NVDA? It may be that NVDA can be made to work properly with this feature of Libre Office, but various programs included with Libre Office have long not been properly accessible. I don't know how the program sends such information to NVDA and it may require the developers of Libre Office to address the problem or it may take unreasonable time and resources for NVDA to correct something that is a fault of the program, given the priorities and resource limitations you spoke of.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:45 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] nvda doesn't tell me which cells are selected in libreoffice calc.
Do we know that NV Access is ignoring this issue? We need to consider
that they have many bugs in the queue and that these issues need to be
carefully prioritized and, as we say in the industry, groomed based on
many factors. How severe is the bug? How many users might it affect?
What is the level of effort needed in order to determine what is causing
the issue and what is needed to correct it? How many developers do we
have and which one(s) should be assigned to address it and what is their
current bandwidth and workload? Don't get me wrong; I am not downplaying
the severity of this issue. Not receiving audible or possibly Braille
feedback while selecting cells in a spreadsheet is an accessibility
defect and it should be addressed. I'm only saying that there are many
factors which determine how, when or if it can/will be addressed? I
think that we should be very careful in making statements such as saying
that a company is ignoring an issue just because it hasn't been
addressed or commented on in a Github ticket. There may have been
discussions about prioritizing LibreOffice accessibility issues that we
as end users wouldn't necessarily know about.
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 10/14/2020 8:24 AM, Norman wrote:
You're right on the version number. using version 220.127.116.11