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Texthelp ePub Reader 

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Browser: Edge 80.0.361.54
  • Tested with Braille: No
  • Tested with Screenreader: No
  • Input type: Keyboard

Results for Basic Functionality: 66.67%

Test book used: Fundamental Accessibility Tests: Basic Functionality, version 1.0.0

These tests were done by Richard Orme.

Test results for Basic Functionality
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
file-010 Operating system/Platform accessibility If you are using a hardware device, it can be started independently and essential accessibility for starting and exiting applications is available. Pass The Texthelp EPUB reader is loaded by visiting epub\texthelp.com and the Read&Write browser extension should be running. The EPUB reader can also be added to the desktop. A button on the EPUB reader page is provided to do this (this was not visible on the evaluation machine) or it can be achieved with the ‘open with’ button on the right of the address bar).
file-110 The reading system can be activated independently If you are using a reading app that requires you to create an online account then the complete getting started process should be accessible. Pass
file-210 Open content Open the Fundamental Accessibility Test book in the reading system. Pass EPUBs can be opened from the Google Drive, or local files can be opened by clicking on the button at the top right of the page (button labelled “Choose file”)
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass Documents are listed in the Google Drive before starting the reader, or in a standard open files dialog if ‘Choose file’ is clicked.
nav-005 The table of contents in the app presents the content hierarchy Check if the table of Contents is accessible and its hierarchy is presented correctly by the reading system Fail Only some of the title's table of contents is displayed in the reading system.
nav-010 Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents Check if you can navigate to a section by using the table of contents. Pass The ‘hamburger’ button in the top left can be used to expose the table of contents. The chapter headings are shown in a vertical list, and clicking on them quickly moves to the relevant position in the book.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Fail Page navigation is not supported at this time.
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass Moving forward and back is achieve by clicking on the right and left edges of the displayed page (arrows are shown where there is another page) or with right and left arrow keys on the keyboard.
nav-310 Read navigation information Use the "Where am I?" or any other similar command available in the reading system and check if you can get information about your current position in the book. Pass The Title and Author are shown at the top. The current position in the book is not indicated (such as a progress bar, percentage read, current chapter, section, page).
nav-410 Perform a search, review the search results Perform a search, review the search results and navigate to the selected search result in the content. Fail No search feature is provided at this time.
nav-510 Move across chapters without using TOC Check if you can move across chapters without having to use the Table of Contents. Pass Moving between chapters is seamless with eh right and left keys.
anno-010 Add a Bookmark or Highlight Some reading systems may have a Highlight feature in place of Bookmarks. The tests for Bookmarks may then be performed with Highlights. Pass (Premium version required) Read&Write offers four different colored highlighters. The section of text is first selected, and then the chosen highlight is applied by clicking on the relevant pen icon. The highlight can be removed by selecting the text and clicking the brush icon to the right of the pen icons.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Pass (Premium version required) The ‘collect highlights’ button creates a new document with the selected text organized by highlight color, to create a study or revision resoucre. The ‘vocabulary list’ button to the right of this collects individual words that are highlighted into a new (Word) document, with a table comprising columns for word, meaning, and pictorial symbol.
anno-210 Add a note Add a Note at this location in the book. Provide a few lines of text in the Note. Fail No notes feature is provided.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Fail No notes feature is provided.

Results for Visual Adjustments: 87.5%

Test book used: Fundamental Accessibility Tests: Visual Adjustments, version 1.0.0

These tests were done by Richard Orme.

Test results for Visual Adjustments
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
visual-010 Change font size Use the controls available in the application or else in the operating system to change (increase/decrease) the size of the font. The font size change should apply uniformly on all the book content including the Table of Contents, Footnotes, Page List, Notes and Bookmarks. Pass This feature is not provided in the app, rather the Zoom function in Edge can be used to increase the size of the text. Pleasingly, the Table of Contents and Read&Write toolbar also increase in size. The EPUB contents reflows as expected, and it also adjusts as expected as the window is resized.
visual-110 Change background and foreground color Change background and foreground colour (May be through reading system feature or through OS settings). Pass (Premium version required) Read&Write offers the ability to change the background color via options / screen masking. The color can be chosen from a range of pre-selcted options, or a personal color can be selected from the palette. The features is toggled with the ‘screen mask’ button in the tool bar. Furthermore, an optional horizontal band of another color (the ‘reading light’ follows the mouse pointer. The color, opacity and height of this band can be customized via options / screen masking.
visual-210 Change brightness Use the controls available in the application or else in the operating system to change (increase/decrease) the screen brightness. Pass The display brightness can be changed from with Windows or the device controls.
visual-310 Apply high contrast system configuration The reading system interface and book content except images should respect the high contrast mode (invert colors) if present in the Operating System. Pass High contrast mode is supported in the EPUB reading app.
visual-410 Magnify the User Interface(UI) Use the controls available in the application or else in the operating system to magnify the Reading System screen. All aspects of the User Interface such as Menus, Pop-up Windows, Dialog Boxes and Search Box should get magnified uniformly. Pass This functions as expected with no identified conflicts.
visual-510 Change Font Choose from a selection of fonts, including sans-serif and serif options. Fail This feature is not supported in the app. Changing the fonts in the browser settings has no effect (as expected).
visual-610 Support for SVG Check if a image is displayed below this paragraph. This image is in SVG format. Pass The gray circle is displayed as expected.
visual-710 Enlarge SVG image Check if the image given in the previous test can be enlarged. Pass When the zoom level is changed the gray circle gets bigger and smaller in proportion.

Results for Read Aloud: 87.5%

Test book used: Fundamental Accessibility Tests: Read Aloud, version 1.0.0

These tests were done by Richard Orme.

Test results for Read Aloud
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
ReadAloud-010 The content can be read aloud Focus on the beginning of a paragraph or a sentence and initiate reading with text-to-speech using a feature of the reading system. Pass The read aloud feature is initiated by using selecting the ‘hover speech’ button on the left of the toolbar. The mouse pointer can then be moved to where the reading should start, and left in position for a couple of seconds. The read aloud the begins from this position. The reading feature can be set to continuous reading, or a single sentence at a time.
ReadAloud-110 Stop and resume reading Initiate reading from any point in the book. Stop Read Aloud and note the last read position. Initiate reading again using the Read Aloud feature and check if reading starts at the last read location. Pass The Read&Write toolbar has a pause button that stops and resumes reading from the last read position.
ReadAloud-210 The Read Aloud feature should continue until interrupted by the user The Read Aloud feature should continue until interrupted by the user, keeping the text being spoken in view. Pass When the bottom of the text in view is reached, the page turns and the read aloud continues.
ReadAloud-310 All text should be read in the proper order Sample text has been provided below to test the reading order. The Paragraph 2 should be read after Paragraph 1 by the Read Aloud feature. Note that visually Paragraph 2 is placed to the left of Paragraph 1 but it is second in the reading order. Pass The text is read in the correct order.
ReadAloud-410 Change Read Aloud reading speed It should be possible to adjust (increase/decrease) the speed of reading. Pass The speech rate is determined external to the app. Read&Write offers the ability to change the reading speed via options / speech / speed.
ReadAloud-510 Text to Speech handles punctuations and document structure appropriately When Read Aloud is activated, there should be slight pauses after headings, list items etc., rather than reading as if it is one continuous section of text. Pass The text is read with pauses and emphasis as expected.
ReadAloud-610 Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud Check if the Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud. Pass A yellow highlight is applied to the sentence being read, and a blue highlight on the current word being spoken.
ReadAloud-710 The emphasis or highlight colour can be changed Activate Read Aloud feature as described in the previous test. Change the colour of emphasis or visual highlight of the text being read aloud using any feature available in the reading system or the operating system. The users should have a choice of different colours for text highlighting. Fail The color of the emphasis cannot be changed.

Results for Extended Descriptions: 50%

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Extended Descriptions, version 1.1.1

Test results for Extended Descriptions
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
extdescription-010 Detection and Utilization of HTML Details and Summary elements Check if you can use HTML details and summary successfully and read the extended description contained in it. Pass Workes as expected. The extended description is not displayed until the details are expanded.
extdescription-020 Technique for linking to a single extended description placed in a separate HTML file via text hyperlinks Check if activating the hyperlink placed under the image takes you to a separate HTML file with extended descriptions, and the back link there brings you back to the image. Fail The link to the extended description does not work.

Results for Mathematics: 100%

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Mathematics, version 1.1.1

Test results for Mathematics
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
mathml-010 Navigating block MathML with assistive technology and other technologies The test checks if block MathML works with assistive technology and related technologies. Pass The math expression is displayed correctly.
mathml-020 Navigating inline MathML with assistive technology and other technologies The test checks if inline MathML works with assistive technology and related technologies. Pass The math expression is displayed correctly.
math-image-030 Navigating Block Math images followed by Summary/Details with MathML The test checks if block MathML works with assistive technology and related technologies in a HTML Summary/Details as an option to get at the native MathML. Pass The math expression is displayed correctly.
math-image-040 Navigating Inline Math images followed by commented out MathML This test shows an inline math expression as an image with only alt-text describing the math equation. This is not ideal but if a publisher can not use raw mathML directly this is an option for reprocessing in the future. Pass The math expression is displayed correctly.