RedShelf v 6.0.0 (Windows 10)
/ Jaws 2018 with Internet Explorer
Operating System Windows
Operating System Version
Assistive technology Jaws 2018 with Internet Explorer
Assistive technology features Keyboard, Screenreader/Self-voicing
Last Updated Aug. 5, 2018, 6:23 a.m.
Redshelf works within the browser. Only non-visual tests have been performed with screen reader on the basis of the EPUBTEST fundamental test book.
Overall the app is convenient and accessible for reading EPUB files with Jaws. The book now works in Internet Explorer. The screen reader focus is moving to the book text on navigation. This is an improvement from the previous version. When the screen reader is used, The page navigation control exists both as an edit box and combo box. The combo box does not seem to have the page list and is unnecessary when the page number can be typed in the edit box. Keystrokes should be provided to directly access the different controls in the app. The keystrokes should be configurable since they can conflict with the keystrokes of assistive technology.
Operating system accessibility
Reading system activation
Side loading is not allowed, books need to be ingested into the library.
Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents
On selecting an item in the TOC, the screen reader focus moves to the desired location in the book content. Press Ctrl + Home to go to the TOC button. A dedicated keystroke will make it easier to invoke the TOC.
Navigate content by pages
Page number can be typed in the edit box at the top. The screen reader focus moves to the desired location.
Navigate by reflowed page number
The text is presented in scrolling view and there is no reflowed page in the app. it is possible to scroll in the text using arrow keys.
Read navigation information
It is not possible to determine name of current section and page number without losing the current reading position. A dedicated keystroke to get the location information is required. .
Perform a search, review the search results
The search control and reading of search results is accessible. On clicking a Serch result the screen reader moves to the correct location.
Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks
Add a Bookmark or Highlight
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights
The Bookmarks can be reviewed and navigated to using the Bookmarks screen.
Add a note
Using the new keystroke Windows+Ctrl+H, notes can be added after text selection. However, the screen reader user will need to use form field quick navigation keys to select items from the pop up window.