TextEdit not accessible



  • Hi,

    I'm developing a small desktop-app with QtCreator and it must be accessible with a screen-reader (for example NVDA).
    In general the screen-reader can see all the elements inside my GUI (Button, Menu and so on) but I have trouble with textboxs.

    When I put the focus into the textbox with the TAB-key and insert some characters, if I move the cursor with the left and right arrows, I don't receive the audio feedback from the screen-reader as expected.

    In general if I move the cursor with the left/right arrow inside a textbox, the screen-reader should pronounce the first char after the cursor.
    And if I move the cursor with up/down arrow, the screen-reader should read the text of the line where is the cursor.

    The question is:
    Is there a problem in the Qt library, or I have to implement by myself this functionality (connecting the cursorPositionChanged event with some accessibility slot)?

    Thanks a lot

    Additional information:
    system: Windows 10
    lib ver: Qt 5.7
    IDE: Qt Creator 4.0
    Screen reader: NVDA
    Project: Qt Widget Application



  • This is a bug I'm afraid. You can vote for it so it will get more attention from the Qt developers: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-53024


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