Reported by MarcoZehe on 2014-04-24 07:27
In Firefox, when in browse mode, the role and states for ARIA menuitemcheckbox and menuitemradio role items are not spoken to the user. Right now, ARIA menu items are only announced as "clickable" text when browsing them with the virtual cursor. Turning off browse mode and arrowing/tabbing is much better. However NVDA should expose the semantics in browse mode as well so the user knows they're dealing with menu item checkboxes or radio buttons. Sean Curtis has a sample page here. Just explore them with both browse mode on and off and hear the difference. Especially after role application treatment as browse mode off is no longer mandatory, it can be expected that people browse these menu item types more with the virtual cursor now.
I've also seen this problem in Facebook, Gmail and other places with proper ARIA coding.
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Comment 1 by jteh on 2014-04-28 07:14
Your summary mentions improving handling of role="menuitem" as well. However, as I understand it, this is already handled as you are requesting. What were you requesting for menuitem?
Milestone changed from None to next
Comment 2 by James Teh <jamie@... on 2014-04-28 07:24
In browse mode, radio and check menu items are reported as controls instead of just clickable text. Also, NVDA no longer incorrectly switches from focus mode to browse mode when a radio or check menu item is focused.
Comment 3 by jteh on 2014-04-30 04:43
Marco confirmed that mentioning menuitem was an error.
Changed title from "Improve browse mode rendering of ARIA menuitem, menuitemcheckbox, menuitemradio" to "Improve browse mode rendering of ARIA menuitemcheckbox, menuitemradio"
Milestone changed from next to 2014.2