Microsoft Edge v 1809 (Windows 10) / NVDA 2018.4.1

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    Microsoft Edge
  • Version
    1809
  • Operating System
    Windows
  • Operating System Version
    10
  • Assistive technology
    NVDA 2018.4.1
  • Assistive technology features
    Keyboard, Screenreader/Self-voicing
  • Last Updated
    Jan. 17, 2019, 12:51 p.m.
  • Notes

Summaries

Short summary

Only non-visual tests have been performed with screen reader

Long summary

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.

Support Results

Basic Functionality

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 80%

Basic Functionality

4/4
Operating system/Platform accessibility Supported
The reading system can be activated independently Supported
Open content Supported Books can be opened using the context menu from file explorer.
Listing documents Supported

Navigation

4/7
Not Supported TOC is accessible, but the hierarchy is not presented to screen readers.
Supported
Supported Use the reading system feature (control+g).
Supported
Not Supported 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.
Supported Press control+f, enter text and use arrow keys to select the desired result.
Not Supported

Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks

4/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Supported Navigate to a section using the table of contents in the reading system, and press control+shift+d.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Supported
Add a note Supported 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.
Review and navigate Notes Supported

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Non-Visual Reading

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 100%

Non-Visual Reading

14/14
Initiate "read from here" Supported
Stop and resume reading Supported
All text should be read in the proper order Supported
Image alternate text reading Supported Switch to Object Review mode and move the review cursor by words or characters to review the text. Ideally, this should be possible in Document Review mode with the system cursor.
Change reading speed Supported
TTS allows pause for headings, paragraphs, list items, etc Supported
Navigate between the cells, rows and columns in the table Supported
Navigate between internal hyperlinks Supported
Move to the next block item Supported
Navigate by characters Supported
Navigate by words Supported
Navigate by lines Supported
Navigate the content by headings Supported
Select and copy text Supported In browse mode, select text with the system cursor, for instance using shift+arrow keys, and press control+c.

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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

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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

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Media Overlays

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Basic Tests

0/3
Media Overlays Playback Not Tested
Pause and resume from the same position, without closing the book Not Tested
Resume playback from last position on opening a book Not Tested

Navigation Tests

0/10
Section Navigation - Previous/Next Phrase Not Tested
Navigate to previous section Not Tested
Navigate to next section Not Tested
Navigate with pagelist Not Tested
Move to next page Not Tested
Move to previous page Not Tested
Text and media overlay synchronization Not Tested
Set and navigate to bookmarks Not Tested
Section Navigation - TOC Not Tested
Continuous playback across page turns Not Tested

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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

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Extended Descriptions

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Extended descriptions

0/18
Detection of aria-details on image (img element) in figure element Not Tested
Moving to extended description inside figcaption Not Tested
Detection and utilization of details and summary elements inside figcaption Not Tested
Detection of aria-details Not Tested
Moving to extended description next to the image Not Tested
Detection and utilization of details and summary elements Not Tested
Detection of aria-details on image (img element) 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
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 image 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

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