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Allow table navigation commands in Google Docs #7946

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michaelDCurran commented Jan 29, 2018

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Summary of the issue:

Google Docs allows for tables in documents. Currently when arrowing around these documents with Google Docs braille mode enabled, NVDA announces these tables. However, it does not allow the user to perform NVDA table navigation commands (such as control+alt+arrows).

Description of how this pull request fixes the issue:

The IA2Web Editor NVDAObject now inherits also from documentBase.DocumentWithTableNavigation, and also implements _getTableCellAt. This allows table navigation to work for any editable content within an IAccessible2 web implementation (Firefox, Chrome etc).
Note that this is with focus mode which is the usual way a user would interact with Google Docs. Table navigation already works in browse mode.

Testing performed:

Created a document in Google Docs. Inserted a table. Arrows into the table, and then performed table navigation commands (up, down, left right).

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New features:

  • NVDA table navigation commands are now supported in Google Docs (with Braille mode enabled).

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An issue raised asking for table navigation in Google Docs: #7942 which suggests that one must swap to browse mode. This PR doesn't make it clear if table navigation is available in focus mode / browse mode / or both, could you mention that in the description?

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feerrenrut commented Jan 30, 2018

An issue raised asking for table navigation in Google Docs: #7942 which suggests that one must swap to browse mode. This PR doesn't make it clear if table navigation is available in focus mode / browse mode / or both, could you mention that in the description?

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@feerrenrut: I put a note in the description. This is for focus mode. Browse mode should already work, though that is not the default way a user would interact with Google docs. Especially not when creating content.

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michaelDCurran commented Jan 31, 2018

@feerrenrut: I put a note in the description. This is for focus mode. Browse mode should already work, though that is not the default way a user would interact with Google docs. Especially not when creating content.

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michaelDCurran added a commit that referenced this pull request Feb 7, 2018

@michaelDCurran michaelDCurran merged commit ea88eec into master Mar 6, 2018

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@michaelDCurran michaelDCurran modified the milestones: 2018.1, 2018.2 Mar 13, 2018

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