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Firefox: Details/summary expanding and collapsing actions not voiced #8631

juleskuehn opened this Issue Aug 14, 2018 · 3 comments


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juleskuehn commented Aug 14, 2018

Steps to reproduce: Open this detail/summary test case in Firefox 61 with NVDA running. Expand and collapse by activating the summary control with keyboard.

Actual behavior: The expansion or collapse is not voiced on activation of summary, so the user cannot tell if the section has expanded.

Expected behavior: The expansion or collapse is voiced on activation of summary.

System configuration: Windows 10, Firefox 61.

NVDA Installed/portable/running from source: Installed

NVDA version: 2018.2.1

Windows version: Windows 10 Pro 1703

Name and version of other software in use when reproducing the issue: Firefox 61.0.2

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Does the issue still occur after restarting your PC? Yes

Have you tried any other versions of NVDA? No

Other test cases and results related to detail/summary support with screen readers and browsers


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DrSooom commented Aug 14, 2018

Same result with NVDA 2018.1 and Firefox 56.0.2. Changing this value is correctly updated in braille, but not spoken.


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juleskuehn commented Aug 14, 2018

This also happens with Chrome 68 on a different test case.


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grahamarmfield commented Jan 11, 2019

This is still occurring in NVDA 2018.4 with Firefox 64 on Windows 10.

Compare how NVDA behaves when aria-expanded value on a button toggles from 'false' to 'true' and back again.

This would be a useful enhancement in how NVDA functions - facilitating the use of a native way of implementing accordions without relying on scripting and aria.

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