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17750Feature requestsAccessibilitypublic2022-01-12 15:11
ReporterQLacquisitionsManager Assigned Togalads  
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
Summary17750: Visually impaired - JAWS screen reader - In most (if not all) web pages appear links and buttons that don't have a label at all
DescriptionIf the links have as a label an image (an <img) html element) and no another text label, the image should contain an alt attribute and that alt attribute should contain a short descriptive text. It should be a text similar with the one that could appear as a text label on site.
If for example the link is used for adding a new question, the alt attribute of the label image should look like alt="Add Question".
Similarly the same method should be used for buttons that have an image type.
Steps To Reproduce1. Download a test free version of JAWS screen reader from:
The program will run for 40 minutes, then the computer will need to be restarted in order to work again for 40 minutes and so on (if needed).

2. Read the web pages using the down arrow in order to jump to next line or next HTML element and see if its label is read by the screen reader.
Also this way the screen reader can be tested if the question type can be changed and if the label set can be chosen.
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Bug heat6


related to 17801 closedgabrieljenik Bug reports No way to go to submit button in create group or quuestion form with keyboard 

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User List DenisChenu




2021-11-29 19:06

developer   ~67606

You mean admin pages ?
I don't see a lot of image only link in admin ? A lot of usage of fa fa-XX where we need to add aria-hidden="true" but not a lot of other.


2021-12-12 14:06

developer   ~67767

Last edited: 2022-01-12 15:11

Please : confirm LimeSurvey version ?
I see a lot of fontawesome usage pr other fonts. Where we need to add aria-hidden=true but NO image only links …
Except in 2.6lts …


2021-12-12 14:08

developer   ~67768

Last edited: 2022-01-12 15:11

I see 2 buttons with title only (bad usage, but work with Jaws if i don't make error)

Just need confirmation of version to fix it


2021-12-13 08:26

reporter   ~67769

Last edited: 2022-01-12 15:11

Our version is: Version 5.2.0+211110
More details in the attached picture.


2021-12-13 08:31

developer   ~67770

Last edited: 2022-01-12 15:11

I'm really sorry : i don't find any buttons with img only on admin page in 5.X version …


2021-12-13 08:51

reporter   ~67772

Last edited: 2022-01-12 15:11

Thank you Denis, I`ll talk again to our visually impaired user and see if she can help with any further details. My understanding is that basically the administrative interface when creating surveys is almost impossible to navigate and operate using JAWS and we provided some ideas of what we thought might be the problem.


2021-12-13 09:15

developer   ~67773

Last edited: 2022-01-12 15:11

Hi, i test with ORCA on Debian/Linux/Firefox : there are issue in

1. dropdown updated by select2 (i search if there are something in select2 issue system)
2. The button for administrator (no label, no infrmation except "Default"

The last button can be accessed and are clearly set as "Create survey button", and create the survey …

After creation : when create group : Save button are not accessible … maybe this is the global issue here : no Save buttons accessible …
(but i already report unclear form issue since years even for all user)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-11-22 14:51 QLacquisitionsManager New Issue
2021-11-22 15:03 galads Assigned To => galads
2021-11-22 15:03 galads Status new => acknowledged
2021-11-22 15:17 DenisChenu Issue Monitored: DenisChenu
2021-11-22 15:17 DenisChenu Bug heat 0 => 2
2021-11-29 19:06 DenisChenu Note Added: 67606
2021-11-29 19:06 DenisChenu Bug heat 2 => 4
2021-12-01 09:26 c_schmitz Project Bug reports => Feature requests
2021-12-12 14:06 DenisChenu Note Added: 67767
2021-12-12 14:08 DenisChenu Note Added: 67768
2021-12-12 14:08 DenisChenu File Added: Capture d’écran du 2021-12-12 14-07-33.png
2021-12-13 08:26 QLacquisitionsManager Note Added: 67769
2021-12-13 08:26 QLacquisitionsManager File Added: Screenshot 2021-12-13 092530.png
2021-12-13 08:26 QLacquisitionsManager Bug heat 4 => 6
2021-12-13 08:31 DenisChenu Note Added: 67770
2021-12-13 08:51 QLacquisitionsManager Note Added: 67772
2021-12-13 09:15 DenisChenu Note Added: 67773
2021-12-13 09:28 DenisChenu Relationship added related to 17801
2021-12-14 13:33 galads Severity @50@ => feature
2021-12-14 13:33 galads Product Version 5.2.x =>
2022-01-12 15:11 DenisChenu Status acknowledged => feedback