Add accessibility command to force full read of current location
P1 - High
S5 - Suggestion
Right now during score navigation, the screenreader will (when it's working - needs Qt 5.12.4) read information about the current note. But it doesn't include things like, the name of the current staff, the key or time signature in effect, etc. It's good we don't re-read that info on every navigation command, but there should be a way to force it to be read. It should also read bar and staff number even if these haven't changed and were thus optimized away on the previous navigation command (see #293300: Optimize screenreader info information during score navigation).
https://github.com/musescore/MuseScore/pull/5096 and (to a lesser extent) https://github.com/musescore/MuseScore/pull/5036 will help in implementing this.
Relates to #277496: [EPIC] Accessibility issues/suggestions
This does not support reading or key or time signatures, those don't fit in very well with the current way things are set up. At some point we should consider doing some refactoring, possibly incorporating https://github.com/musescore/MuseScore/pull/5096, to make it easier to implement things like this. But at the same time, we would also want to find an accessibility solution that works for screenreaders other than NVDA, and that may end up entailing refactoring of a different nature.
Fixed in branch master, commit ea02b2e10a
_fix #293301: add get-location command to read current location
We have optimized the screenreader feedback when navigating
to only mention measure and staff if it has changed.
Blind users can easily lose track of where they are, however,
so this adds a new command "Get Location" that forces a full read.
It also re-establishes a lost selection (the last-selected note or rest),
which can also be useful for sighted users,
although Alt+Left/Right already re-established the location before beginning navigation.
Eventually I would like the new "Get Location" command
to read the current key and time signature.
Right now, though, it is is not straightforward to force the screenreader to do this,
I left it as a TODO in the code._
Fixed in branch master, commit eb667940a9
_Merge pull request #5455 from MarcSabatella/293301-read-location
fix #293301: add get-location command to read current location_
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