User options cannot be accessed by Orca screen reader using the arrow keys, but can when using tab

Bug #1259743 reported by Jono Mingard on 2013-12-10
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mahara
Wishlist
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Bug Description

When moving through any page (when logged in) with a screen reader, the user options at the top right (username, Settings, Inbox, Logout) are never read out when using the arrow keys to navigate. However, they are found and are read out in the correct order when using the tab key. Therefore, screen reader users may not be able to find the link to log out (for example) without significant effort.

Affects latest master (using Orca 3.4.2)

(WCAG Level A)

Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-10
tags: added: accessibility
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-11
Changed in mahara:
importance: Undecided → High
Jono Mingard (mingard) wrote :

Also affects Orca 3.9.92 but does not affect JAWS 15 - most likely a bug in Orca rather than Mahara

summary: - User options cannot be accessed by a screen reader using the arrow keys,
- but can when using tab
+ User options cannot be accessed by Orca screen reader using the arrow
+ keys, but can when using tab
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-19
Changed in mahara:
importance: High → Wishlist
Robert Lyon (robertl-9) wrote :

I was able to read the user options with orca screenreader version 3.4.2 and using the arrow keys. I do note that hitting the up arrow key when on a user option it will read out the line with the logo/search box rather than the line with the user options but the left/right arrow keys allow me to read the options out fine.

So I will mark this one as invalid as it sounds to be accessible now.

Changed in mahara:
status: New → Invalid
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