Firefox + TalkBack doesn't announce aria-describedby content when focusing a text field

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 67



a month ago
4 days ago


(Reporter: scottaohara, Assigned: eeejay)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox65 wontfix, firefox66 wontfix, firefox67 fixed)



(1 attachment)



a month ago

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.14; rv:64.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/64.0

Steps to reproduce:

Visit the following reduced test case:

With TalkBack (7.2 on Android 8.1) on, swipe into the text input.

Exact Firefox version: 64.0.2

Actual results:

TalkBack announces "Entry Test. Double tap to enter text"

Expected results:

The content referenced by aria-describedby "Fill me out!" should have been announced as the accessible description of the text field.

For comparison, Chrome + TalkBack announces:
"Edit box, Test. Fill me out! Double tap to enter text."

Comment 1

a month ago

I was able to reproduce the issue on the latest Nightly 67.0a1 (2019-02-06) and Beta 66.0b5 with Sony Xperia Z2 (Android 6.0.1).
I will confirm the issue.

Thank you for your report!

status-firefox65: --- → affected
status-firefox66: --- → affected
status-firefox67: --- → affected
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Unspecified → Android
Hardware: Unspecified → ARM
Version: Firefox 64 → Trunk

Comment 2

a month ago

Hi Mike,
Any actionable things here as I think this goes under WebCompat?

Component: General → Mobile
Flags: needinfo?(miket)
Product: Firefox for Android → Tech Evangelism

This would be a core issue, not a webcompat one (unless it's relying on a non-standard feature, or treating Firefox differently).

Jamie, is this a known issue?

Component: Mobile → Disability Access APIs
Flags: needinfo?(miket) → needinfo?(jteh)
Product: Tech Evangelism → Core

Thanks. I don't think we have a bug on file for this. Eitan, is this a regression with the new a11y implementation or has this always been a bug?

Flags: needinfo?(jteh) → needinfo?(eitan)
Priority: -- → P2

Comment 5

a month ago

Yeah, that should be implemented.

Flags: needinfo?(eitan)

Comment 6

a month ago

Is it a regression? I'm not sure. But let's fix it anyway.

Comment 8

a month ago
Pushed by
Include description in accessible hints. r=yzen

Comment 9

a month ago
Backout by
Backed out changeset ac4f1b5527fd for failures in geckoview in org.mozilla.geckoview.test.AccessibilityTest.testCheckbox. CLOSED TREE
Attachment #9044057 - Attachment description: Bug 1525470 - Include description in accessible hints. r?yzen! → Bug 1525470 - Include description in accessible hints. r=yzen

Comment 10

29 days ago
Pushed by
Include description in accessible hints. r=yzen

Comment 11

28 days ago
Last Resolved: 28 days ago
status-firefox67: affected → fixed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla67
Assignee: nobody → eitan
status-firefox65: affected → wontfix

Do you think this is safe for beta uplift or shall we let it ride to release in 67?

Flags: needinfo?(eitan)

Comment 13

22 days ago

Let's let this ride.

Flags: needinfo?(eitan)
status-firefox66: affected → wontfix
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