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  1. BlueJ
  2. BLUEJ-497

Compiler error messages do not appear in screen reader

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: High
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: 3.1.0
    • Fix Version/s: 3.1.1
    • Component/s: Compiler

      Description

      In BlueJ, compiler error messages are shown in the info display at the bottom of the editor window. If you are using BlueJ via a screen-reader, they are impossible to read: you can't focus on the info panel, and when they appear they don't trigger the screen reader.

      I think a suitable fix is to display the messages in a pop-up dialog (configurable via a setting). Although this might usually be thought irritating for most users, I think when you are using a screen-reader this is a reasonable solution (it pops up, reads the error message to you, then you hit space/enter to dismiss it and return to editing).

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            • Assignee:
              davmac Davin McCall
              Reporter:
              nccb Neil Brown
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