The epubtest.org website allows both EPUB 3 Feature Conformance Testing as well as Accessibility Testing of reading systems. The instructions below apply to accessibility evaluations. If you are interested in EPUB 3 conformance testing, please see the section Instructions for Evaluators.
The basic assumption of evaluating accessibility is that all reading systems should support reading with eyes, ears, and fingers. It should be possible for users to read the content of the document by:
To evaluate the accessibility of reading systems, test plans have been prepared with sample content to carry out the tests; the test books provide tests and instructions to the person conducting the test. The reading systems should be evaluated using a wide variety of assistive technologies, e.g. screen readers, magnifiers, Braille displays and alternative input. Results from the testing of the various configurations must be stored in the form provided on the website.
If you want to evaluate the accessibility of EPUB 3 reading systems, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and describe the reading system(s) you want to evaluate and the assistive technology you would use. Please also provide a short description of your qualifications or experience.
If you have additional accessibility related questions, you can use the Contact Us form on the DAISY Consortium website and select Reading System Evaluations in the message category. Your inquiry will be routed to a person from the DAISY Consortium, who will answer your questions.
A BISG representative or the appointed moderator will contact you to supervise the testing of your selected reading system. You will be added as an evaluator and provided the appropriate login credentials. You can then evaluate the accessibility of reading systems using the test books and testing form provided on the site. Testing results will be stored in a central database and may be reviewed by moderators before publishing. The moderator who contacts you will be your go-to person for assistance in any testing related questions.
If you are interested in being a moderator, please see the description of qualifications and duties and contact us via one of the methods above.