Azardi v 43.1 (Windows 10 Pro, 1709) / Windows 10 Magnifier (500%), Colors & High Contrast

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    Azardi
  • Version
    43.1
  • Operating System
    Windows
  • Operating System Version
    10 Pro, 1709
  • Assistive technology
    Windows 10 Magnifier (500%), Colors & High Contrast
  • Assistive technology features
    Mouse
  • Last Updated
    April 25, 2018, 3:24 p.m.
  • Notes
    Focuses on low vision & color blindness

Summaries

Short summary

Azardi has some built-in options for visual adjustment but could be better. It can be used with Windows 10 Magnifier but not Colors & High Contrast. It has no read aloud feature. It supports audio overlay but doesn't work with the test file.

Long summary

Overall, I can't recommend this configuration of Azardi for people with low vision or color blindness. Other systems are more powerful and easier to use.

Comments:
- Has some built-in options for visual adjustment. These include type face, font size, margins, line spacing, justification and flow. The User Guide indicates that background color can be changed for fixed layout books but not for re-flowable content.
- Can be used with Windows 10 Magnifier to enlarge all system features, including toolbar buttons, TOC, etc. Toolbar buttons are small and pixellate when magnified.
- Does not support Windows 10 Colors & High Contrast options in the content pane. High contrast settings make toolbar buttons difficult or impossible to see.
- Does not have a read aloud feature but the User Guide says it supports audio overlay. After I loaded the test file, the Audio Button in the Toolbar was activated and I could open the Player. However, I could not make the controls work using either a mouse or the keyboard shortcuts in Azardi's Help document (F1).
- Has a fairly intuitive visual interface with some exceptions:
- A Landing page with a logo - you need to find and select the Library button to access functionality.
- Search, which is only available from the Library screen (to search within all books) and not in Reading Mode.
- Some Toolbar buttons, especially Landmarks (an image icon with mountains) and Show Print Page Numbers ( a printer). Tooltips clarify what they mean.

Support Results

Basic Functionality

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 76.9%

Basic Functionality

4/4
Operating system accessibility Supported
Reading system activation Supported
Open content Supported The application opens on a landing page with the Azardi logo. To access functionality, select the Library button in the toolbar.
Listing documents Supported

Navigation

4/5
Supported To access the TOC you can select the TOC button in the toolbar or use a flyout menu on the right side. Use the Return button in the toolbar to get back quickly to your previous position.
Supported To view a list of pages, select the Landmarks button in the toolbar. Choose the Page Navigation option, which displays the Ink Print Page List.
Supported Use the Next/Previous Page in the toolbar or shortcut keys.
Not Supported Current section and page number information is not available.
Supported Azardi supports searching from the Library screen only, not in Reading mode. Results are listed by book. You must index a book to enable searching. You can do this on the Library screen. Note: The index check boxes don't work. You must select Index from the context menu for each book.

Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks

2/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Not Supported There is no option to insert a bookmark. When I create a Note, the text is highlighted. I cannot find a way to create a Highlight separately. (Checked Help.)
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Not Supported There is an option to view a list of Highlights but the list is empty. There is no feature to add/view bookmarks.
Add a note Supported You can only make notes on text in paragraphs. You cannot, for example, make a note on a list item.
Review and navigate Notes Supported

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Non-Visual Reading

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Non-Visual Reading

0/13
Initiate "read from here" Not Tested
Stop and resume reading Not Tested
Proper reading order Not Tested
Image alternate text reading Not Tested
Change reading speed Not Tested
Pauses in TTS reading Not Tested
Navigation in table Not Tested
Navigation between internal hyperlinks Not Tested
Move to the next block item Not Tested
Navigate by characters Not Tested
Navigate by words Not Tested
Navigate by lines Not Tested
Navigate the content by headings Not Tested

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Visual Adjustment Tests

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 62.5%

Visual Adjustment

5/8
Change font size Supported Unlimited increase/decrease
Change background and foreground color Not Supported No native support. Windows Colors is not supported. User Guide says you can change background color of Fixed Layout EPUBs.
Change brightness Supported No native support. Windows 10 Display settings work.
Apply high contrast system configuration Not Supported No native support. Windows 10 High Contrast settings are not supported (with exception of Default Settings screen). Toolbar buttons are difficult or impossible to see with high contrast settings (tested variations).
Magnify the User Interface(UI) Supported
Change Font Supported This option is under Default Settings rather than User Preferences, where other visual adjustments are. There is a large range of fonts, including OpenDyslexic. Applies to book contents but not TOC, settings, etc.
Support for SVG Supported
Enlarge SVG image Not Supported

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Read Aloud

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 0%

Read Aloud

0/8
The content can be read aloud Not Supported Read aloud feature not available.
Stop and resume reading Not Supported
The Read Aloud feature should continue until interrupted by the user Not Supported
All text should be read in the proper order Not Supported
Change Read Aloud reading speed Not Supported
Text to Speech handles punctuations and document structure appropriately Not Supported
Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud Not Supported
The emphasis or highlight colour can be changed Not Supported

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Media Overlays

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Basic Tests

0/3
Media Overlays Playback Not Tested The audio button in the toolbar becomes active after I load the test file. However, I cannot get the player controls to work with either a mouse or the keyboard shortcuts in Azardi's Help document.
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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