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Since you all can take code from OO, can't you
take basically, all of their accessibility information and use
it in LO? I mean, I stopped using JAWS years ago, but I heard
from other people that JAWS works with OO? Would that be a lot
of work? Taking all of the accessibility information from OO
because OO is very accessible, just not updated or even nearly
On 5/4/2018 4:18 PM, David Goldfield
distressing. Several years ago, JAWS was working reasonably well
with LibreOffice, if my memory is correct, but I have also
encountered the same problem with more recent versions. As you
say, NVDA offers much better support. While NVDA has been my
screen reader of choice for nine years I would encourage users of
JAWS to contact VFO at support@... to let them know your
feelings regarding the lack of support being offered by JAWS for
this excellent suite.
David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist
On 5/4/2018 2:59 PM, V Stuart Foote wrote:
Bryen Yunashko wrote
... A couple of months ago, I installed
LibreOffice and had great
difficulty because often when I started up LO, Jaws would stop
then restart itself.
A number of buttons and fields didn't work either. So, I put
for a while. This week I decided to try again and asked
update the latest LO as the inplace update button wasn't
Now, when I start LO, it does not even speak anything. It is
"hidden." But I know LO is actually running because I will
some text, then press Alt+F4 to close the program and I get a
save or discard my file.
But while LO is open, nothing works. No menu button, tabs,
Is this a known problem?
LibreOffice implements a native Windows accessibility bridge
based on the
opensource IAccessible2 API
Unfortunately for JAWS users Freedom Scientific has never seen
implement modular support for IA2, so the short answer is it is
JAWS willl not work with LibreOffice.
You will need to install NVDA as a free and open source Windows
JAWS. The screen reader navigation is a bit different--but
fidelity of IA2
accessible content is much better. LibreOffice accessible event
support is pretty complete--and its screen review/Graphics API
scraping" rounds things out.
Let us know how you make out.