Input type=date - date picker not shown - Accessibility Issue




Firefox for Android
Keyboards and IME
a year ago
9 months ago


(Reporter: Graham Armfield, Unassigned)


({platform, regression})

49 Branch
platform, regression

Firefox Tracking Flags





a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/53.0.2785.143 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

1) Activated Voice Assistant on my Android 6 Samsung phone. (Voice Assistant (new name for Talkback) is a screen reader used by blind people on Android phones.)
2) Started Firefox and navigated to page containing an input type="date". Example page at
3) Swipe right until focus on date selection field.
4) Double tap to edit date.

Actual results:

When I double tap to edit date, Voice Assistant announces "Editing", but no overlay or keyboard appears on phone. So I cannot interact with input type="date" fields.

Expected results:

I was expecting a date picker of some sort to appear so that I can change or enter a date.


a year ago
OS: Unspecified → Android
Hardware: Unspecified → ARM


a year ago
Hardware: ARM → Other
Tested on:
 - Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1) on All Branches

As described above a keyboard or date picker does not appear when the user has the talk back option on for the mentioned site. The option works on the Chrome Browser.
Tried on a different site: and the date picker appears.
Flags: needinfo?(s.kaspari)
Interesting. I'm flagging this for triage.
tracking-fennec: --- → ?
Flags: needinfo?(s.kaspari)
tracking-fennec: ? → 51+
Keywords: regression, regressionwindow-wanted
Tested on:
 - Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1)

Regression Windows performed:
Last known good build: 2015-11-30
First known bad build: 2015-12-01

Keywords: regressionwindow-wanted
Keywords: platform
tracking-fennec: 51+ → +
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