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Paste notifications not read by screen reader #420

mlewand opened this issue May 31, 2017 · 1 comment

Paste notifications not read by screen reader #420

mlewand opened this issue May 31, 2017 · 1 comment


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@mlewand mlewand commented May 31, 2017

Are you reporting a feature or a bug?


Check if the issue is already reported - contains some useful information

Provide detailed reproduction steps (if any)

  1. Open
  2. Press "Paste" button.
  3. Check if screen reader is announcing notification correctly.

Expected result

Screen reader reads the notification.

Actual result

  • Firefox + VoiceOver: screen reader announces "Firefox has new window", but reads notification only after clicking it.
  • Firefox + JAWS: screen reader becomes muted when notification appears.
  • Chrome + VoiceOver: notification is read.
@mlewand mlewand added this to the 4.7.1 milestone May 31, 2017
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@mlewand mlewand commented Jun 19, 2017

This is an upstream issue. The problem is that JAWS will not read div[role=alert] nested in a regular element. For instance it works better with Chrome, but doesn't on Firefox.

We created a simplified reproduce case:

  1. Open
  2. Focus "click me" button.
  3. Press space key.


Jaws reads: "Alert, Hello world"


JAWS + Firefox @ Win10 - Doesn't work.
JAWS + Chrome @ Win10 - Reads the inner text, but does not say it's an alert.

Other Details

JAWS 18.0.2945
Firefox 5.0 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:54.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/54.0
Chrome: 5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.110 Safari/537.36

NVDA + Firefox @ Win10 - doesnt work either.
NVDA + Chrome @ Win10 - works as expected.

Microsoft Narrator + Chrome @ Win10 - doesnt work either.
Microsoft Narrator + Firefox @ Win10 - Reads the inner text, but does not say it's an alert.

I have reported this issue to Freedom Scientific - as they do not provide any way to publicly track the issue I'll keep this issue updated if I get any feedback.

@mlewand mlewand closed this Jun 19, 2017
@mlewand mlewand removed this from the 4.7.1 milestone Jun 19, 2017
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