Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#12652 accepted Other

Accessibility problems with administration interface GUI

Reported by: shadow2560 Owned by: Fabio Alemagna
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Server
Keywords: accessibility screenreader NVDA Cc:
Component version: 1.2.0 Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: Windows 10 Pro X64



I encounter sevral problems to configure the server via the administration GUI, the keyboard navigation could be difficult and the screenreader NVDA version 2021.3.1 doesn't work with all components of the GUI.

The biggest problem is the datagrids, for example the configuration for users dirrectories access but all components of this type are problematic. When I use the "tab" key to focus this type of elements it's not possible to move in it with keys or to quit it with "tab" (I must use a shortcut). So it's not possible to select an item in the array and to configure it correctly, this is a big regression cause with the old GUI these problems wasn't present. Also, the datagrids are not announced correctly by the screenreader if I try to modify something in it, I must exit the settings and reload them to have a small access.

Also, when I add a new user or with the list elements of this type, the focus is blocked in the list with the possibility to up or down the selected item but I haven't access to the other options and, if I navigate without adding a nex element, I can't move up or down the selected element. I don't know if this happen also when I modify or copy the selected element but it's also a big problem.

An other problem, the dialog box creation for a SSL certificat has a strange behaviour with the tabindex so it's realy difficult to use it only with the keyboard.

I've also see something that I haven't understand, in the user configuration in the "General" tab, my screenreader indicate me a combobox just after the password field (always using "Tab" key to navigate) but I can't interract with it.

In conclusion the old interface was realy better for the accessibility and keyboard navigation, using a contextual menu in lists was far better than this new interface, etc..., this new interface is probably more modern than the old one but very less usable for visualy impaired people or for those who don't use the mouse. I hope this can be fixed, I realy apreciate Filezilla Server but for now the only solution that I have found is to install an old version (under 1.0.0), configure it and reinstall a new version but if I want to change something it could be realy difficult.

Best regards and keep up the good work.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Fabio Alemagna, 2 years ago

Thanks for the detailed report, we'll do our best to fix all usability issues. Unfortunately, some of them aren't reproduced by all developers, which makes it difficult to understand where they come from and how to solve them.

comment:2 by Fabio Alemagna, 2 years ago

Owner: set to Fabio Alemagna
Status: newaccepted
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