NVDA doesn't bypass virtual navigation for read-only ARIA grids #5118

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nvaccessAuto opened this Issue May 29, 2015 · 7 comments

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Reported by kloots on 2015-05-29 06:51
When an item in an ARIA grid receives focus the virtual navigation should be toggled off. In NVDA this is true for editable ARIA grids. However, if the grid has been marked as read only via aria-readonly=true then the virtual navigation remains on.

I raise this as an issue as for twitter.com we're rebuilding the timeline and we're going to express it as a single-column, read-only ARIA grid. The goal is to use this ARIA widget role in the interest of allowing the shortcuts for navigating the timeline (j & k) to automatically pass through once the timeline receives focus. This approach works great in JAWS, but not NVDA. I have attached an example.

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Attachment test.html added by kloots on 2015-05-29 06:51
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Repro example.

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Comment 1 by jteh on 2015-06-06 05:18
It does seem we're not complying with the spec here. Contrary to my understanding, the spec is very clear about grids being always interactive, even when read-only.
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Milestone changed from None to 2015.3

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Comment 2 by kloots on 2015-06-07 00:47
You mean NVDA "doesn't comply with the spec," right? Just want to make sure we are on the same page.

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Comment 3 by jteh (in reply to comment 2) on 2015-06-07 01:00
Replying to kloots:

You mean NVDA "doesn't comply with the spec," right?

Yes. How we're going to do this correctly is an open question which may require discussion with browser vendors, but one way or another, NVDA's current behaviour doesn't comply with the spec.

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Comment 4 by jteh on 2015-08-14 05:18
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Milestone changed from 2015.3 to 2015.4

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Comment 5 by Michael Curran <mick@... on 2015-09-21 05:40
In commit ccffc1f:
Merge branch 't5118' into next. Incubates #5118
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Added labels: incubating

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Comment 6 by Michael Curran <mick@... on 2015-10-06 05:26
In commit 5065469:
Merge branch 't5118'. Fixes #5118
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Removed labels: incubating
State: closed

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