accessibility of Libre Office


J.G
 

Hello,

and what about say all function in LO? what should I do that this function would work as expected and will read text until end of a document, not only of the end of a current page in Writer?

thanks.

regards,
Jožef


JM Casey
 

Besides, I think it's only the database component of Libre that requires
Java Runtime.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B.
McDonald
Sent: May 17, 2022 10:25 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] accessibility of Libre Office

Hi Luke!

I did not know this. I stand corrected. Thanks for letting me know of
this!

Bye,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luke Davis
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2022 1:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] accessibility of Libre Office

Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Make sure that you have installed and are always running the Java
Access
Bridge.

Do you still find that necessary? NVDA has included JAVA Access Bridge for
about two and a half years now. My understanding is that you shouldn't need
to take any action. If you do, perhaps a bug report is in order.

From the 2019.3 changelog:

- The Java Access Bridge is now included with NVDA to enable access to Java
applications, including for 64 bit Java VMs. (#7724)
- If the Java Access Bridge is not enabled for the user, NVDA automatically
enables it at NVDA startup. (#7952)

Luke


Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi Luke!

I did not know this. I stand corrected. Thanks for letting me know of
this!

Bye,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luke Davis
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2022 1:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] accessibility of Libre Office

Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Make sure that you have installed and are always running the Java Access
Bridge.

Do you still find that necessary? NVDA has included JAVA Access Bridge for
about two and a half years now. My understanding is that you shouldn't need
to take any action. If you do, perhaps a bug report is in order.

From the 2019.3 changelog:

- The Java Access Bridge is now included with NVDA to enable access to Java
applications, including for 64 bit Java VMs. (#7724)
- If the Java Access Bridge is not enabled for the user, NVDA automatically
enables it at NVDA startup. (#7952)

Luke


Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi Gabe!

I am glad to help. Incidentally, I have read that having only one toolbar showing also improves accessibility. In LO (e.g., Calc, Writer, etc.), the default is to have like three toolbars showing. There is an option to have only one show; which such one can be chosen. I have not tested this, but it sure makes sense. Basically, as with the sidebar, it lessens the clutter onscreen and reduces the number of toggles needed to move through the active sections of the screen via F6. Might you try this out and let us know how it goes?

Bye,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gabriele Battaglia via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:15 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] accessibility of Libre Office

Thank you Richard, your suggestions improved my using of Libre Office.

Gabe.


Gabriele Battaglia
 

Thank you Richard, your suggestions improved my using of Libre Office.

Gabe.


Luke Davis
 

Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Make sure that you have installed and are always running the Java Access Bridge.
Do you still find that necessary? NVDA has included JAVA Access Bridge for about two and a half years now. My understanding is that you shouldn't need to take any action. If you do, perhaps a bug report is in order.

From the 2019.3 changelog:

- The Java Access Bridge is now included with NVDA to enable access to Java applications, including for 64 bit Java VMs. (#7724)
- If the Java Access Bridge is not enabled for the user, NVDA automatically enables it at NVDA startup. (#7952)

Luke


Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

 

LO is *mostly* accessible.  Presently, work is underway at both LO and NVDA to make it more so.  Make sure that you are always running the latest versions of LO and NVDA since these accessibility improvements are rolling out progressively.  Make sure that you have installed and are always running the Java Access Bridge.  There are a bunch of help files for keyboard shortcut keys for LO “Calc,” “Writer” and so on available.  Following are a couple of specific things:

 

1.            In all applications (Writer, Calc, etc.), under the “View” menu uncheck the option to show the “Sidebar.”  The Sidebar is an alternative way of navigating around the active document.  It is not necessary.  When pressing F6 to cycle through the menu bar, tool bars and the active document itself, the Sidebar will therefore be removed from that cycle.

 

2.            In Writer, it helps to go to View>User Interface and check the radio button labeled "Contextual Single."

 

HTH,

Richard

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2022 11:17 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] accessibility of Libre Office

 

How accessible is it with NVDA?  Would I need to install anything more to make it accessible?

 

Thanks, I am only doing this to try to help my wife figure out a problem she is having.

 

 

-- 
Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)


 

The general consensus, based on what I've read, is that LibreOffice is accessible, but not as consistently so as Microsoft Office is, which really isn't surprising since the screen reader makers focus on Microsoft Office because of its near ubiquity in the business world.

I can't speak to add-ons for NVDA that may target LibreOffice.

There is a dedicated Libre Office Accessibility Discussion List, but it is not hugely active.

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Dan Beaver
 

How accessible is it with NVDA?  Would I need to install anything more to make it accessible?


Thanks, I am only doing this to try to help my wife figure out a problem she is having.



-- 
Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)