Simply Reading by DAISY Consortium v 3.0.6 (Android 7.0) / Talkback

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    Simply Reading by DAISY Consortium
  • Version
    3.0.6
  • Operating System
    Android
  • Operating System Version
    7.0
  • Assistive technology
    Talkback
  • Assistive technology features
    Touch/Gestures, Screenreader/Self-voicing
  • Last Updated
    May 12, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
  • Notes
    App has dedicated gestures for certain actions.

Summaries

Short summary

Evaluated with screen reader for non-visual accessibility. The visual adjustments and read aloud test results are contained in another evaluation. App is highly accessible with screen reader.

Long summary

This app has been specially made compatible with Talkback. Users can perform most actions during reading by gestures only, going to menus and dialogs is not necessary. The app has a simple interface. It supports most features of EPUB and DAISY format.
Only navigation by internal hyperlinks and lines is not supported by the app. User can navigate the text by paragraphs, words and characters.
There is very good support of books with media overlay. .

Support Results

Basic Functionality

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 84.6%

Basic Functionality

4/4
Operating system accessibility Supported Android OS is accessible with Talkback.
Reading system activation Supported The app can be installed from Google Play Store and opened with Talkback.
Open content Supported Opened the test book using File Manager.
Listing documents Supported The bookshelf view is accessible with Talkback.

Navigation

4/5
Not Tested A dedicated gesture - two finger swipe up has been provided to open the TOC. Items can be selected and activated in the TOC with Talkback. However, reading can be started only from top of destination page or by selecting the desired position by exploring the screen.
Supported The Go to page feature provided in the menu can be used for print page navigation.
Supported Two finger horizontal swipes can be used to move through pages.
Supported A dedicated gesture - Three finger swipe right to left provides all needed information.
Supported A dedicated gesture - Two finger diagonal swipe from bottom right to top left needs to be used to activate the search feature. Note: Talkback focus does not move precisely to the searched term in the book. The Search feature can also be activated from the More Options menu in the Reading screen

Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks

3/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Not Tested Bookmarks can be added on current page by using the Bookmark button in the top right of the screen.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Supported The Bookmarks can be reviewed and navigated to using the Bookmarks screen which can be opened from the menu (two finger swipe down).
Add a note Supported Tap and hold to bring up the Add Note button.
Review and navigate Notes Supported Notes list can be accessed from More Options > Bookmarks and Notes

Back to Top

Non-Visual Reading

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 84.6%

Non-Visual Reading

11/13
Initiate "read from here" Supported Talkback reading continues across pages but stops at end of current document(HTML file).
Stop and resume reading Supported Talkback reading has to be stopped by using the proximity sensor. Reading can be resumed by using the "read from next item" Talkback command.
Proper reading order Supported
Image alternate text reading Supported Image alt text is read by Talkback.
Change reading speed Supported Can be adjusted from Android TTS settings.
Pauses in TTS reading Supported Punctuations are respected in reading. There are no additional pauses. Headings are identified and announced by Talkback.
Navigation in table Supported The table is presented differently. Talkback reads each cell item with its column heading. Continuous navigation between cells is supported with Talkback.
Navigation between internal hyperlinks Not Supported Direct link navigation and clicking not supported.
Move to the next block item Supported Paragraph, list, line, heading etc. navigation is supported.
Navigate by characters Supported One finger swipe up or down can be used to select character navigation.
Navigate by words Supported One finger swipe up or down can be used to select word navigation.
Navigate by lines Not Supported Talkback line navigation mode is not supported. The navigation happens by paragraphs or words and characters at the lower level.
Navigate the content by headings Supported

Back to Top

Visual Adjustment Tests

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Visual Adjustment

0/8
Change font size Not Tested
Change background and foreground color Not Tested
Change brightness Not Tested
Apply high contrast system configuration Not Tested
Magnify the User Interface(UI) Not Tested
Change Font Not Tested
Support for SVG Not Tested
Enlarge SVG image Not Tested

Back to Top

Read Aloud

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Read Aloud

0/8
The content can be read aloud Not Tested
Stop and resume reading Not Tested
The Read Aloud feature should continue until interrupted by the user Not Tested
All text should be read in the proper order Not Tested
Change Read Aloud reading speed Not Tested
Text to Speech handles punctuations and document structure appropriately Not Tested
Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud Not Tested
The emphasis or highlight colour can be changed Not Tested

Back to Top

Media Overlays

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 84.6%

Basic Tests

3/3
Media Overlays Playback Supported "Play" button appears in the bottom when the book content has media overlay.
Pause and resume from the same position, without closing the book Supported
Resume playback from last position on opening a book Supported Reading resumes from top of the last page read.

Navigation Tests

8/10
Section Navigation - Previous/Next Phrase Supported Phrase navigation mode is available and works as expected.
Navigate to previous section Not Supported Navigation to previous and next H1 is supported with media overlay. Navigation to h2 or higher is not supported..
Navigate to next section Not Supported Navigation to previous and next H1 is supported with media overlay. Navigation to h2 or higher is not supported.
Navigate with pagelist Supported Print page navigation is supported from the Go to page option in menu. The menu is opened by two finger swipe down ;gesture.
Move to next page Supported
Move to previous page Supported
Text and media overlay synchronization Supported
Set and navigate to bookmarks Supported
Section Navigation - TOC Supported
Continuous playback across page turns Supported

Back to Top

Math

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

MathML

0/6
Support for fallback mechanism Not Tested
Support for JavaScript and MathML Not Tested
Navigating inline MathML with AT and other technologies Not Tested
Navigating block MathML with AT and other technologies Not Tested
Rendering of inline MathML Not Tested
Rendering of block MathML Not Tested

Back to Top

Extended Descriptions

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Extended descriptions

0/22
Detection of aria-details on img in figure Not Tested
Moving to extended description inside figcaption Not Tested
Detection of details and summary elements inside figcaption Not Tested
Expanding and collapsing the details element inside figcaption Not Tested
Detection of aria-details Not Tested
Moving to extended description next to the image Not Tested
Detection of details and summary elements Not Tested
Expanding and collapsing the details element Not Tested
Detection of aria-details on img Not Tested
Linking to extended description at end of chapter Not Tested
Fallback technique for linking to extended description via text hyperlink Not Tested
Fallback technique for linking to extended description via image hyperlink Not Tested
Text hyperlinking to footnote reference Not Tested
Image hyperlinking to footnote reference Not Tested
aria-describedby points to an aside in a figcaption Not Tested
aria-describedby points to an aside at the end of chapter Not Tested
Block-level image with empty alt and without role="presentation" Not Tested
Inline graphic with empty alt and without role="presentation" Not Tested
Block-level img with role="presentation" and empty alt Not Tested
Inline graphic with role="presentation" and empty alt Not Tested
Expanding details and ease of reading Not Tested
Collapsing and pagination Not Tested

Back to Top