Reading System Evaluations

The following reading systems have been evaluated:

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# Name AT Basic Functionality Non-Visual Reading Visual Adjustment Tests Read Aloud Media Overlays
1 VitalSource Bookshelf Online v 2017 (Windows 10) JAWS for Windows (18) Internet Explorer 11. 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
2 Adobe Digital Editions v 4.5.1.0 (Windows 8.1) JAWS 18 76.9% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
3 Cloudshelf v 1.0.1 (iOS 11.2) iOS Not Tested Not Tested 87.5% 0% 61.5%
4 Cloudshelf v 1.0.1 (iOS 11.2) Voiceover 76.9% 100% Not Tested Not Tested 61.5%
5 Microsoft Edge v 40.15031.0.0 (Windows 10) Not Tested Not Tested 100% 87.5% Not Tested
6 Microsoft Edge v 40.15031.0.0 (Windows 10) NVDA 2018.2.1 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
7 Dolphin EasyReader v 1.7 (iOS 11.2) Voiceover 100% 92.3% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
8 Dolphin EasyReader v 1.7 (iOS 11.2) Read-Aloud and VoiceOver 92.3% Not Tested 75% 100% 76.9%
9 Dolphin EasyReader v 7.0.6 (Windows Windows 10) NVDA 2017.2 92.3% 92.3% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
10 Dolphin EasyReader v 7.0.6 (Windows Windows 10) 92.3% Not Tested 75% 100% Not Tested
11 Simply Reading by DAISY Consortium v 3.0.6 (Android 7.0) Talkback 100% 84.6% Not Tested Not Tested 84.6%
12 Simply Reading by DAISY Consortium v 3.0.6 (Android 7.0) Not Tested Not Tested 100% 0% 84.6%
13 Voice Dream Reader v 4.3.0 (iOS ) Voiceover 92.3% 69.2% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
14 Voice Dream Reader v 4.3.0 (iOS ) Not Tested Not Tested 75% 100% Not Tested
15 Capti Voice Narrator v 2.8.1 (iOS 11.2) Voiceover 76.9% 69.2% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
16 Capti Voice Narrator v 2.8.1 (iOS 11.2) Not Tested Not Tested 100% 100% Not Tested
17 VoiceDream Reader v 1.3.4 (Android see notes) Talkback v5.2.1 84.6% 38.5% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
18 Kindle for PC v 1.20.1 (Windows 10) Not Tested Not Tested 100% 75% Not Tested
19 Kindle for PC v 1.20.1 (Windows 10) NVDA 2018.1.1 84.6% 84.6% Not Tested 75% Not Tested
20 Microsoft Edge v 40.15031.0.0 (Windows 10) Jaws 2018 build 1710.1 76.9% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
21 VitalSource Bookshelf Online v 2017 (Windows 10) NVDA 2017.3 Firefox V56 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
22 VitalSource Bookshelf Online v 2017 (Windows 10) NVDA 2017.3, Baum Varioultra 20 Braille Display 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
23 VitalSource Bookshelf Online v 2017 (Windows 10) NVDA 2017.3 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
24 VitalSource Bookshelf Online v 2017 (Windows 10) NVDA 2017.3, Baum Varioultra 20 Braille display 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
25 VitalSource Bookshelf Online v 2017 (Windows 10) NVDA 2017.3, Baum Varioultra 20 Braille Display 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
26 VitalSource Bookshelf Online v 2017 (Windows 10) JAWS 18 and Baum Varioultra Braille display 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
27 VitalSource Bookshelf Online v 2017 (Windows 10) JAWS 18 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
28 VitalSource Bookshelf Online v 2017 (Windows 10) JAWS and Varioultra Braille display. 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
29 VitalSource Bookshelf Online v 2017 (Windows 10) JAWS 18 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
30 VitalSource Bookshelf Online v 2017 (Windows 10) JAWS 18 and Baum Varioultra Braille display 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
31 VitalSource Bookshelf Online v 2017 (Windows 10) NVDA 2017.3, Baum Varioultra Braille display 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
32 VitalSource Bookshelf Online v 2017 (Windows 10) Voiceover 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
33 VitalSource Bookshelf Online v 2017 (Windows 10) Voiceover, Baum Varioultra Braille display 92.3% 100% Not Tested 0% Not Tested
34 Dolphin EasyReader v 7.06 (Windows Windows 10) None Not Tested Not Tested 75% 100% 0%
35 Adobe Digital Editions v 4.5.6.177.148 (Windows Windows 10) 0% Not Tested 75% 0% Not Tested
36 Adobe Digital Editions v 4.5.6.177.148 (Windows Windows 10) EcoBraille Plus with NVDA 2018.1.1 84.6% 92.3% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
37 Dolphin EasyReader v 1.1.311 (Android 8.1.0) Not Tested Not Tested 75% 100% Not Tested
38 Dolphin EasyReader v 1.1.311 (Android 8.1.0) Talkback 100% 84.6% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
39 Kindle v 8.0.0.73 (Android 8.0.1) Not Tested Not Tested 100% 0% Not Tested
40 Kindle v 8.0.0.73 (Android 8.0.1) Talkback 84.6% 61.5% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
41 Play Books v 3.15.5 (Android 8.1.0) Not Tested Not Tested 75% 75% Not Tested
42 Play Books v 3.15.5 (Android 8.1.0) Talkback 92.3% 69.2% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
43 Voicedream Reader v 1.3.4 (Android 8.1.0) Not Tested Not Tested 75% 100% Not Tested
44 Dolphin EasyReader v 1.4.149 (iOS 10.3.3) Not Tested Not Tested 75% 100% Not Tested
45 Play Books v 3.1.2 (iOS 10.3.3) Not Tested Not Tested 75% 0% Not Tested
46 Play Books v 3.1.2 (iOS 10.3.3) Voiceover 76.9% 69.2% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
47 iBooks v 4.13 (iOS 10.3.3) Not Tested Not Tested 100% 0% Not Tested
48 iBooks v 4.13 (iOS 10.3.3) Voiceover 76.9% 76.9% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
49 iBooks v 4.13 (iOS 10.3.3) VoiceOver 69.2% 76.9% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
50 Kindle v 6.0.3 (iOS 10.3.3) Not Tested Not Tested 100% 0% Not Tested
51 Kindle v 6.0.3 (iOS 10.3.3) Voiceover 84.6% 61.5% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
52 Kobo v 9.0.4 (iOS 10.3.3) Not Tested Not Tested 100% 0% Not Tested
53 Readium Chrome extension v 2.29.0 (Windows 7) NVDA v2017.4 30.8% 92.3% Not Tested Not Tested 53.8%
54 Readium Chrome extension v 2.29.0 (Windows 7) Not Tested Not Tested 87.5% 0% Not Tested
55 Calibre v 3.15 (Windows 7) Not Tested Not Tested 87.5% 0% Not Tested
56 Azardi v 43.1 (Windows 10) EcoBraille-80 with NVDA 2018.1.1 53.8% 92.3% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
57 Texthelp PDF and ePub Reader (Chrome Extension) v 2.0.78 (Chrome OS 63.0.239.140) Not Tested Not Tested 75% 62.5% Not Tested
58 Readium Cloud Reader v 2.31.0 (Chrome OS 65.0.3325.184) Read & Write for Google Chrome version 1.8.0.133 69.2% 84.6% Not Tested Not Tested 61.5%
59 IBOOKS v 4.16 (3828.26) (IOS 11.3 (15E216)) VoiceOver 76.9% 76.9% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
60 IBOOKS v 1.14 (1458.15) (OSX 10.13.4) VoiceOver 76.9% 69.2% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
61 VitalSource Bookshelf v 4.2.2 (iOS 11.3) VoiceOver 100% 100% 12.5% 87.5% Not Tested
62 Azardi v 43.1 (Windows 10 Pro, 1709) Windows 10 Magnifier (500%), Colors & High Contrast 76.9% Not Tested 62.5% 0% Not Tested
63 Kindle for PC v 1.23 (Windows 10) JAWS 2018 & MAGic 13 84.6% 76.9% 87.5% 75% Not Tested
64 Marvin 3 v 3.1.2 (iOS 11.3) VoiceOver 53.8% 92.3% Not Tested 75% Not Tested
65 Marvin 3 v 3.1.2 (iOS 11.3) Not Tested Not Tested 87.5% 75% Not Tested
66 Kurzweil 3000 v 15.22 build 6661 (Windows 10) None 76.9% Not Tested 75% 100% Not Tested
67 RedShelf v 6.0.0 (Windows 10) Jaws 2018 with Internet Explorer 92.3% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
68 RedShelf v 6.0.0 (Windows 10) Visual adjustments on Chrome browser Not Tested Not Tested 75% 62.5% Not Tested
69 RedShelf v 6.0.0 (Windows 10) NVDA 2018.2 with Firefox 61.0.1 84.6% 100% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested

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