Microsoft Edge v 1809 (Windows 10)
/ NVDA 2018.4.1
Name Microsoft Edge
Operating System Windows
Operating System Version
Assistive technology NVDA 2018.4.1
Assistive technology features Keyboard, Screenreader/Self-voicing
Last Updated Jan. 17, 2019, 12:51 p.m.
Only non-visual tests have been performed with screen reader
Edge can be used to read ePUB files on Windows with a native program (the web browser) of the operative system), that is, without installing external applications. In general, it provides a comfortable user experience, supporting features like searching, navigate to pages and sections, bookmarks and notes, and all non visual reading features. Navigation information is available just when TOC is used to locate sections or pages in the book. Moving to the next chapter also requires to use the table contents, and hierarchy is not presented in TOC for screen readers. For adding notes, it's recommended to ensure that caret browsing is active (press f7 for this). In browse mode, only screen layout is supported; so, pressing k or NVDA+f7 to open the Elements List dialog could be needed to locate the next link. As hyphenation can't be deactivated, Words can be splitted in different lines, and this may produce incorrect pronunciation in certain cases. Also, when navigating to different chapters in the book, the desired document is focused, but other frames can be presented below. This should be addressed when selecting text; for instance, use shift+down arrow instead of Shift+control+end to select a precisse piece of text. Press f6 to switch between the book text and the features of the reading system, such as Hub, table of contents, bookmarks or notes. Escape can be pressed several times to exit and come back to the book text.
Operating system/Platform accessibility
The reading system can be activated independently
Books can be opened using the context menu from file explorer.
The table of contents in the app presents the content hierarchy
TOC is accessible, but the hierarchy is not presented to screen readers.
Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents
Navigate content by pages
Use the reading system feature (control+g).
Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content
Read navigation information
Supported when navigation is performed using the table of contents. Otherwise, page number is not reported, though the current section can be found out pressing NVDA+f7 to open the Elements List dialog, and selecting Headings in the Type set of radio buttons.
Perform a search, review the search results
Press control+f, enter text and use arrow keys to select the desired result.
Move across chapters without using TOC
Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks
Add a Bookmark or Highlight
Navigate to a section using the table of contents in the reading system, and press control+shift+d.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights
Add a note
Items like sections can be annotated: Navigate to a section using the TOC in the reading system, switch to focus mode (NVDA+space), select text with review cursor (NVDA+f9 and NVDA+f10), and use the context menu (Applications key) to add a note. Ideally, this should be supported in browse mode.