Issue 124164 - [Accessibility] [IA2] IAccessible2 not Exposing Alt Texts
Summary: [Accessibility] [IA2] IAccessible2 not Exposing Alt Texts
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 116170
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.0-dev
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Depends on:
Blocks: winA11y
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Reported: 2014-02-01 21:07 UTC by Marlin
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:12 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---

Test case where is presented a alt text which is not read by OpenOffice. (79.50 KB, text/plain)
2014-02-01 21:11 UTC, Marlin
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Description Marlin 2014-02-01 21:07:21 UTC
When using a screen reader, (Jaws or NVDA can be used), the alt texts are not being reported when encountered.
In the older IBM Lotus Symphony, the alt texts are reported when encountered.
Using The dev Openoffice, just the graphic is reported, but not its text.
You can text using the following document, and making a comparison using Symphony and OpenOffice to confirm this.
Comment 1 Marlin 2014-02-01 21:11:50 UTC
Created attachment 82465 [details]
Test case where is presented a alt text which is not read by OpenOffice.
Comment 2 Marlin 2014-02-02 18:18:29 UTC
Tested with NVDA and Jaws
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2014-02-05 03:00:44 UTC
Can not confirm this issue.

Rather, it is a Writer filter issue in that the alternate text available with the MS DOC/DOCX formatting is not parsed and assigned to the Picture --> Options --> Alternative (Text Only) of the ODF formats. This is bug 116170 which is an import filter issue.

Regards handling in IAccessible2, with text that is entered as the alternative text for a image in an open Apache OpenOffice Writer session, that text is rendered correctly by IAccessible2 --> IAccessibleIMageElement graphic role and that the alternate text is correctly assigned to the MSAA accName. It is exposed to Assistive Technology tools.

Setting this resolved as duplicate of issue 116170 which I am adjusting to reflect its accessibility impact.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 116170 ***