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Opened 14 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#23562 new defect (bug)

Using Speech Recognition Software with the Add Media Panel

Reported by: grahamarmfield Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.5.1
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: accessibility Cc:


Linked to #23560 this ticket specifically concerns the speech recognition user's accessibility experience of the Add Media functionality.

I'm using Dragon Naturally Speaking with IE9 on Windows 7 - a typical setup as Dragon works best with IE.

Within the Edit Post screen I can use Dragon to action the Add Media link successfully. The command in Dragon for such an action is "Click Add Media". This works, but then I run into the following problem:

  • With the exception of Set Featured Image, none of the other links on the panel appear to be directly accessible with Dragon.
  • If I select Set Featured Image I can't action any of the other links.

Dragon users can use voice commands to replicate pressing the tab key. The experience then mirrors that outlined in #23560 - but of course this cannot be used to select the images or other files.

It is possible for Dragon users to interact with screens using mouse commands but it is an incredibly laborious and time consuming process - used only as a last resort.

If one of the images is selected, the information panel for that images opens to the right. Unfortunately none of the input fields (for title, alt, etc) are directly available to Dragon. Ironically, the Insert Into Post button can be accessed directly with a voice command.

Some investigation needs to be done as to why most of the links and input fields cannot be directly accessed by Dragon when the panel is opened. This is a parallel with the situation on the Theme Customizer panel.

It is interesting that the Set Featured Image link and the Insert Into Post button can be directly accessed. What is different about them?

Change History (3)

comment:1 toscho14 months ago

  • Cc info@… added

comment:2 sharonaustin4 months ago

  • Cc sharonaustin added

comment:3 nacin3 months ago

  • Component changed from Accessibility to Media
  • Focuses accessibility added
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