I am a blind Mac user using VoiceOver. I'm finding the program easy to use and for the most part, very accessible with the VoiceOver screen reader. There are, however, two areas I've thus far noticed that aren't readable with VoiceOver: The progress of transfers and any errors encountered during transfers. In both instances, VoiceOver sees the tables, however, the objects within the tables, i.e. the information, are unidentifiable resulting in VoiceOver saying, "unknown."
Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with Cocoa enough to suggest how this might be fixed. I am, however, willing to test newer versions for better VoiceOver compatibility. If I can help in any other way, please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org
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You reported against version 2.7.3. Have you also the same problem when running 2.8.1? I have just tested with Voice Over switched on and can get it to speak all text elements of a transfer (e.g. filename, status and progress).
My apologies, I'm using v 2.8.1 (3290) just downloaded last night. I'll update the ticket properties to reflect the correct version.
I'm using VoiceOver under Leopard 10.5.1 in case that throws another problem in the mix. I've been working more with it today and no matter what I try, can not get the information read as the table objects are identified as unknown and as such, VoiceOver won't allow me to "interact" with them. I even triednot allowing completed transfers to clear thinking that the text might become static and that VoiceOver might "see" it differently.
When you switched VoiceOver on, did you navigate to the transfer window using the mouse, or the VoiceOver commands? It might be possible for VoiceOver to read the text if the mouse is hovered over it, however, for a totally blind user, this won't work. I have seen otehr programs where this has been the case -- VoiceOver doesn't recognize an object, however, if it's clicked, it can see the data within the object. I'll keep testing, but so far, the major issue seems to just be the tarnsfers window, main window sems to work fine, remote file list works perfect, just the transfers and potential error messages aren't identified.
I've skipped a few versions, but find the issue with reading the transfer tables still exists. Maybe a temp work around might be to add a status line presenting the same information? A user could enable/disable this extra status line under view. Of course it's easy for me to suggest something like this as I have no idea how much work it would take to implement :).