Re: Help Announcements in Office 2016 While Navigating The Ribbon
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This is controlled by Report Object Descriptions checkbox found int NvDA menu/Preferences/Settings/Object Presentation panel. With this turned on, NvDA will try its best to gather control descriptions through whatever accessibility API the control uses 9UIA, in this case).
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Jim Fettgather
Sent: Monday, October 1, 2018 6:46 AM
Subject: [nvda] Help Announcements in Office 2016 While Navigating The Ribbon
This is by no means a bug, in fact, I am amazed that NVDA does the following:
When you start Word 2016, press Alt to bring focus to the ribbon, and begin to tab down through the various icons on the ribbon, NVDA announces helpful information that appears to be ignored by any other screen reader.
In fact, I am not even certain whether or not the information is visible on the screen. For example, when you Tab to Cut, NVDA says, Remove the selection and put it on the clipboard so you can paste it somewhere else.
So, how does NVDA do this, and where is this information originating, since others have told me they cannot see it on the screen. It is incredibly helpful and fantastic, I am just curious how it works.
Thanks a lot.