Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#14923 needs_information defect

Tor Launcher should have accessibility support.

Reported by: Sherief Owned by: brade
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Launcher Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: ux-team, tbb-usabiity
Cc: mcs, sigsegv Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


A couple of users with poor sight complained that Tor Launcher doesn't support voice-over software which can be a problem.

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Sherief

Cc: mcs added

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by mcs

Do you know which platform the visually impaired users are on?

Kathy and I experimented with Tor Browser 4.5a3 on Mac OS 10.9.5 and tried to use the system VoiceOver utility. But when the initial setup wizard is open, VoiceOver thinks that no windows are open in the Tor Browser application (and therefore VoiceOver does nothing – you cannot navigate among text labels, etc. because VoiceOver is completely unaware that the wizard window exists). This must have something to do with the fact that the browser has not completely started up yet (the setup wizard is modal and blocks startup in order to prevent the first browser window from opening).

Ignoring the initial setup problem, Mac OS's VoiceOver feature does work on Tor Launcher's Tor Network Settings window, although support seems to be somewhat buggy (e.g., you cannot navigate among radio buttons without appearing to choose them, and choosing them has no effect). So far, these bugs seem to be present in Firefox too.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by mcs

Status: newneeds_information

comment:4 in reply to:  2 Changed 5 years ago by Sherief

Replying to mcs:

Do you know which platform the visually impaired users are on?

OS X, Tor Browser 4.0.3.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by mcs

Severity: Normal

I closed #20857 as a duplicate.

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by mcs

Cc: sigsegv added

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by mcs

Status: needs_informationnew

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

Keywords: ux-team added
Status: newneeds_information

It is surprising that this ticket wasn't taken into consideration for new Tor Launcher's design, was it?

comment:9 Changed 2 years ago by mcs

Keywords: tbb-usabiity added
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