Ticket #409 (new defect)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Test Eraser with Screen Readers

Reported by: Joel Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: Eraser 6.1/6.2
Component: User Interface (UX) Version:
Keywords: Cc:
Processor Architecture: Blocked By:
Blocking: Operating System:


Such as JAWS.


#409Test Eraser with Screen ReadersEraser 6.1/6.2

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#409Test Eraser with Screen ReadersEraser 6.1/6.2

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Tha Jsta

For one using a screen reader to know what the progress is of a running task the progress bar should be attached to a control. This I think would enable it to be read by a screen reader. Additionally, if there is more information such as doing x of y passes that should be either in the status column or in a new column. There could be a progress column and use the status column to display the current operation [e.g. wiping cluster tips, wiping MFT free space or what have you].

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by Tha Jsta

When I press Enter on a currently running task the only accessible controls or information at all is a Hide button and Stop button. It seems everything else are static labels with which screen readers do not interact. I propose a dynamic read-only text box or at worst the same column structure as the main interface. There may exist a much better idea for all I know.

The Alt-activated menu is laid out strangely to me. I heard there are buttons but JAWS tells me nothing about any buttons [such an example is the Save Settings button]. There is a Schedule menu, Settings menu and Help menu. These should follow the same convention as any other Alt-activated menu. If there are buttons make them standard menu items within their respective menu [e.g. the Settings item in the Settings menu, Help Documentation item in the Help menu just like the Check For Updates and About].

Another extremely irritating thing I notice is when I press the Save Settings button that window is not closed. I have no idea how to close that window without closing the program. Esc does not work and Alt+F4 minimises it to the system tray but retains the settings window when I restore it.

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