Pages title not exposed to Screen reader

Bug #965349 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement on 2012-03-26
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Precise Desktop 20120325

Ubiquity doesn't expose page title to the screen reader. It makes installation impossible for visually impaired people.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: ubiquity (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-20.32-generic 3.2.12
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.95-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Mar 26 10:31:10 2012
InstallCmdLine: noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true persistent file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120325)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
summary: - Screen reader doesn't read pages title
+ Pages title not exposed to Screen reader
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
tags: added: regression-release
tags: added: rls-mgr-p-tracking
tags: added: a11y
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Precise):
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Confirmed
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2012-04-03
tags: added: rls-p-tracking
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2012-04-03
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations) → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I'm not sure this is entirely true. It does show up in Flat Review mode, although it isn't in the focus chain unless you start the entire CD with the screen reader enabled using gfxboot menus. (I've been trying to fix the latter, but am running into some odd bugs.)

Is the desired behaviour here for the new page title to be read each time we change to a new page, or something like that?

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Although that said I see that orca's internals documentation describes Flat Review mode as for dealing with "ill-behaved applications".

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Alan Bell says that the desired behaviour is to read the page title as each page opens.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2012-04-13
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Precise):
importance: High → Medium
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2014-12-18
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: Colin Watson (cjwatson) → nobody
status: In Progress → Triaged
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Colin Watson (cjwatson) → nobody
status: In Progress → Triaged
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