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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-53024

No text readout from QTextEdit, QLineEdit


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: In Progress
    • Priority: P2: Important
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 5.6.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: GUI: Accessibility
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    • Environment:

      WIndows 8 64 bit and Windows 10 64bit , Visual Studio 2015, NVDA Screen Reader, Windows Narrator, JAWS 17.0 Screen reader


      There is a problem with text entry fields in Qt and various different
      screen readers.

      While NVDA reads the content of QTextEdit and QLineEdit widgets, other
      screen readers seem to have a hard time to deal with these essential

      • Microsoft Narrator does not read the content of QTextEdit widgets.
      • Freedom Scientific JAWS for Windows does not read the content of
        QTextEdit nor QLineEdit widgets.

      In both cases, the symptom is as follows:
      When pressing keys while focus is on the widget, key echo
      speaks the entered characters, but when navigating with the cursor
      keys, the screen reader has no idea what it is looking at, and does
      not speak anything.
      Other UI elements are read as expected.

      For my Qt-based project, this is currently a showstopper as I have to
      find a way to correctly support JAWS users.


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            • Assignee:
              anrocha André De La Rocha
              skainz Simon Kainz
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