Adobe Digital Editions v 4.5.6.177.148 (Windows Windows 10) / EcoBraille Plus with NVDA 2018.1.1

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    Adobe Digital Editions
  • Version
    4.5.6.177.148
  • Operating System
    Windows
  • Operating System Version
    Windows 10
  • 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.

Summaries

Short summary

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/

Long summary

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.

Support Results

Basic Functionality

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 69.2%

Basic Functionality

4/4
Operating system accessibility Supported
Reading system activation Supported
Open content Supported The book can be sideloaded from the Windows explorer, or added to the library pressing control+o.
Listing documents Supported Shortcut to open the library: control+l; shortcut to focus the reading system view: control+r. Books can be sorted by title, author, etc.

Navigation

3/5
Not Tested Use the table of contents of the reading system. This is not available for browse mode.
Supported Use the page list feature of the reading system. This is not available for browse mode.
Supported 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.
Not Supported 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.
Supported 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

2/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Not Tested Supported for the reading system view, not for browse mode. Shortcut: control+b.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Supported Supported for the reading system view, not for browse mode.
Add a note Not Supported There is no way to select text from the reading system view to add notes.
Review and navigate Notes Supported Notes are shown in the bookmarks window.

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Non-Visual Reading

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 92.3%

Non-Visual Reading

12/13
Initiate "read from here" Supported Supported only in browse mode.
Stop and resume reading Supported
Proper reading order Supported
Image alternate text reading Supported Supported only in browse mode.
Change reading speed Supported
Pauses in TTS reading Supported Supported only in browse mode.
Navigation in table Supported Supported only in browse mode.
Navigation between internal hyperlinks Not Supported It's possible to focus the corresponding chapter from browse mode, but the cursor is not placed in the desired subsection.
Move to the next block item Supported Supported only in browse mode.
Navigate by characters Supported
Navigate by words Supported
Navigate by lines Supported
Navigate the content by headings Supported Supported only in browse mode.

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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

0/22
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

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