Adobe Digital Editions v 126.96.36.199.148 (Windows Windows 10)
/ EcoBraille Plus with NVDA 2018.1.1
Name Adobe Digital Editions
Operating System Windows
Operating System Version
Assistive technology EcoBraille Plus with NVDA 2018.1.1
Assistive technology features Keyboard, Screenreader/Self-voicing, Braille
Last Updated May 9, 2018, 4:27 a.m.
Notes Braille tested on Windows 7 with EcoBraille Plus.
Only screen reader tests have been performed. Tested on Adobe Digital Editions 4.5.8. Evaluation translated into Spanish: https://nvdaes.github.io/epub-accessibility-tests/ade/
This application can be used to read books protected by DRM. Though shortcuts are available to focus many controls, they aren't announced when focused by pressing tab. Radio buttons to select the table of contents, bookmarks or the search feature aren't presented in a standard way: the Search button can't be selected with arrow keys, and when pressing space to select a button, this is not announced. ePUB 3 files can be read in browse mode or from a reading system view. There are features supported just in browse mode, and other ones in the reading system view, but these aren't synchronized. Switching between these views can be done presing tab or shift+tab several times, but this can move focus to elements like links, so that the cursor position could be unexpectedly changed. Commands are also available from the application menu (press alt to open it). In short, the application interface may result unintuitive, and maybe necessary to switch between browse mode and the reading system view to join available features.
Operating system accessibility
Reading system activation
The book can be sideloaded from the Windows explorer, or added to the library pressing control+o.
Shortcut to open the library: control+l; shortcut to focus the reading system view: control+r. Books can be sorted by title, author, etc.
Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents
Use the table of contents of the reading system. This is not available for browse mode.
Navigate content by pages
Use the page list feature of the reading system. This is not available for browse mode.
Navigate by reflowed page number
Use the Go to page (control+shift+p), Previous or Next page features of the reading system, or avpag and repag from browse mode or from the reading system view.
Read navigation information
Press control+shift+p in the reading system view to find out the current reflowed page, and NVDA+f7 in browse mode to see the current section. Since browse mode and the reading system view aren't synchronized, THESE TWO VALUES CAN'T BE REPORTED AT THE SAME TIME.
Perform a search, review the search results
Press control+f from the reading system view to focus the search edit box. Control+g and control+shift+g can be used to find next or previous results. In brouse mode, NVDA+control+f is not supported, since the current document could loose focus when using the screen reader Find dialog.
Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks
Add a Bookmark or Highlight
Supported for the reading system view, not for browse mode. Shortcut: control+b.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights
Supported for the reading system view, not for browse mode.
Add a note
There is no way to select text from the reading system view to add notes.