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alt text of images not read in live regions #3329

nvaccessAuto opened this Issue Jul 3, 2013 · 7 comments


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Reported by jnurthen on 2013-07-03 18:24
When I change the alt text of an image in a live region the text isn't read out by NVDA. This is the same whether I simply modify the alt text or remove and insert a new image into the live region.

Please find the testcase attached. The add to cart button works fine but the add to cart (Image) button does not

Attachment standalone.html added by jnurthen on 2013-07-03 18:25
Testcase for aria-live issue with image alt text

Comment 1 by jteh on 2013-07-04 01:01
According to spec, alt text should be considered as part of aria-relevant="text". I guess this means we'll have to get the name for accessibles without text. I'm not sure what Mozilla fires in terms of events in this case. I guess we'll have to watch for name change events. Ugly.

Comment 2 by jnurthen on 2013-07-04 03:17
I think the event is getting fired. If I add aria-atomic to the live region then the rest of the text in the live region gets read when I update the alt text, just not the alt text. Hopefully this isn't as difficult to fix as you fear!

Comment 3 by Michael Curran <mick@... on 2014-01-15 06:26
In [945e731]:

IAccessible2 live region support: collect name and or description for nodes that don't have usable text. Also watch for name and description changes if relevant is text. Re #3329

Comment 4 by Michael Curran <mick@... on 2014-01-16 05:24
In [57834c0]:

Merge branch 'ia2LiveRegionImprovements' into next. Incubates #2640, #3329.

Added labels: incubating

Comment 5 by Michael Curran <mick@... on 2014-01-31 01:56
In [00dca13]:

Merge branch 'ia2LiveRegionImprovements'. Fixes #2640, #3329

Removed labels: incubating
State: closed

Comment 6 by mdcurran on 2014-01-31 01:58
Milestone changed from None to 2014.1

@nvaccessAuto nvaccessAuto added this to the 2014.1 milestone Nov 10, 2015

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