Dolphin EasyReader v 1.7 (iOS 11.2)
/ Read-Aloud and VoiceOver
Name Dolphin EasyReader
Operating System iOS
Operating System Version
Assistive technology Read-Aloud and VoiceOver
Assistive technology features Touch/Gestures
Last Updated May 8, 2018, 1:59 p.m.
Notes tested accessibility for low vision
For low vision this system is exceptional. The controls do not enlarge so VoiceOver was necessary to read controls, but VoiceOver and the Read-Aloud feature of Easy Reader do not collide. The font size only goes to 600%. IOS 11.3.1, ER 1.7
Easy Reader is a remarkable tool for reading with low vision. It provides a decent color range, contrast and brightness control, line and letter spacing. The read aloud provides tracking with highlights. Color can be changes for foreground, background, sentence highlights and word highlights.
The controls are too small to see - less than 10pt. Voice over is necessary to operate the controls. However, Voice over and the Easy Reader read-aloud do not conflict. I think this is a good compromise.
The print enlarges to 600% with perfect word wrapping on reflowable epub documents. It can be fun to read with this reader, and you can do real work too.
Operating system accessibility
Hardware Button Top Right Edge.
Reading system activation
Touch Easy Reader Icon.
Touch "Side Menu" button Upper left.
Touch "My Books"
Scroll the "My Books" list to find the Test File
Touch the Test File icon
Touch "Side Menu" icon upper left
Pick from "My Bookshelf" or external repositories. There are many.
Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents
Touch the "Book Navigation" button (outline icon) lower leftmost button.
Select the "Headings" Tab
Access sections and subsections from list.
Text is small. Use magnifying glass or VoiceOver.
Ordered by HTML headers.
Navigate content by pages
Touch "Book Navigation" button
Pick the Pages tab
Pick the page number
Navigate by reflowed page number
The app has scrolling view instead of paginated view. Easy Reader has a different reflow traversal. You jump from highlight unit to highlight uint. If a sentence is highlighted you touch the start of the next sentence to advance. You can scroll.
Read navigation information
To find position: Look in the TOC for the section. Then the progress bar (and percentage) at the bottom tells you the progress within the chapter.
Perform a search, review the search results
Hit "Search"icon (a mag glass). Touch text box. Type in using on-screen keyboard provided.
Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks
Add a Bookmark or Highlight
Select a spot and hit a bookmark. The "tracking highlight" of the sentence for "read-aloud" is the selection that is bookmarked.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights
Touch "Book Navigation" button (bottom leftmost)
Touch "Bookmark" tab
Touch the desired bookmark to follow the link.
To return, press the "back" button (bottom left second from bottom). It is a hooking back arrow.
Add a note
Enter a bookmark.
You are given a choice to add a note in writing or an audio note.
When you can retrieve them in the book navigation, bookmarks process.
Review and navigate Notes
Touch the "Book Navigation" button
You will be displayed written notes and audio notes.
Select what you want and touch the button.
up to 600%. Marked in 25% increments.
Touch "Text Settings" button (top second from right" (the letter A) to get the "Text Settings" dialog.
Use the "text size" slider to select sized.
I found the slider hard to see and used VoiceOver to control it.
Change background and foreground color
From the "Text Settings" dialog:
You may select foreground, background, sentence highlight and word highlight.
For each Touch the color box for the field to change.
You have a choice of 28 colors.
I found one really great pattern for me.
System level for controls.
Color choice gives a wide range of brightness.
Apply high contrast system configuration
Magnify the User Interface(UI)
iOS Zoom can be used to magnify the user interface
Support for SVG
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Enlarge SVG image
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