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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8092872

[Accessibility API] add alternate text property.

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 8u40
    • Fix Version/s: 8u40
    • Component/s: javafx
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      Description

      Right now the only way to set a text to an ImageView for the screenreader is to subclass it, overwrite accGetAccessible() and handle TITLE. It should not be that hard. Although RT-37749 can make that a bit easier it is still not easy enough.

      We initially considered to add an alternateText property to ImageView and Canvas.

      It can also be useful for Labeled to have such a property in order to allow the user to easily define a text content for the screen reader different (more descriptive) than Labeled#text.

      Following that line of thought maybe alternateText() could be add to Node.

      Possible names for this new property are: name, altText, alternateText, alternativeText.

      We can also simplify the setting of other commonly used attributes by adding properties, they are:
      help, description, role

      Therefore, a complete solution solution for example, is adding to Node nameProperty(), helpProperty(), roleProperty() and descriptionProperty().

      The minimal recommented solution is adding alternateText to ImageView and Canvas.

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            fheidric Felipe Heidrich (Inactive)
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            fheidric Felipe Heidrich (Inactive)
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