Re: SoftMaker FreeOffice 2021 - I am looking for some willing accessibility testers
It's been some time since installing FreeOffice and so I can't comment on this latest release. However, I can tell you that the LibreOffice installer is completely accessible. Writer offers adequate support with NVDA for word processing as does Calc for composing and reading spreadsheets. I believe some people have reported issues where using NVDA's Read All feature doesn't always read the entire document and in the past the spell checker wasn't providing the level of feedback that would be considered ideal. However, while I have a very current version of LibreOffice installed I haven't checked on the status of these issues in quite a while.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Tyler Spivey via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2021 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [chat] SoftMaker FreeOffice 2021 - I am looking for some willing accessibility testers
This app isn't worth bothering with.
Started TextMaker, and the dialog for choosing the user interface is inaccessible. It reads what's in it, but doesn't read when I tab through it.
So I mouse clicked what I needed to, and that seemed to work.
Again an inaccessible info setting dialog. Got out of that, and was in the text field. NVDA reads it, but using the display model.
This means that there's no specific support in NVDA for the control, and it just screen scrapes. So say all doesn't work, and reading is weird.
For example, the W in Welcome to TextMaker turns into a space when moving by character.
Also all of the dialogs are like that, not just the initial ones.
PlanMaker didn't read at all.
LibreOffice might be better than this. I think NVDA has support for it, but haven't tried it in a long time.
On 11/25/2021 4:54 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
For a number of years now, I have been recommending SoftMaker