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Thorium Reader 1.7

  • Assistive Technology: NVDA 
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Tested with Braille: No
  • Tested with Screenreader: Yes
  • Input type: Keyboard

Results for Basic Functionality: 86.67%

Last updated: 8 June 2021

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

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
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 It is possible to open EPUB titles from File Explorer using Open in. Thorium Reader can be set to be the default app for .epub files. In these cases the title opens directly in the reading view. Otherwise, titles can be opened from the library window.
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass The library window can present the titles in grid or list views. It is possible to resume reading recently read books, to review recently added, to display all books, or to search the titles in the collection.
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 Pass The TOC is presented as a nested list. It is possible to navigate powerfully within the list using the heading navigation keys of NVDA.
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 This works as expected. Go to navigation with CTRL+N, then Table of contents. Select a chapter to move to this place int the publication.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Pass Shortcut key to navigation options, down to “Go to page” and enter a number in the edit box and press enter.
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass Navigate to next page with right arrow, navigate to previous page with left arrow.
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 Using NVDA, press NVDA key + F7, and tab until you get to heading view. This shows you where you are in the heading structure.
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. Pass Navigation with screen reader is different. After typing the search item and pressing the search button, press Escape and then TAB. The focus will be on a link. Press Enter and then screen reader focus will be on the line which contains the searched term.
nav-510 Move across chapters without using TOC Check if you can move across chapters without having to use the Table of Contents. Pass Navigate to next chapter with CTRL+Page Down, navigate to previous chapter with CTRL+Page Up.
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 Toggle Bookmark with CTRL+B
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Pass Go to the navigation options with CTRL+N and then move down to the bookmarks heading, where the book marks are listed. They can be renamed.
anno-210 Add a note Add a Note at this location in the book. Provide a few lines of text in the Note. N/A Not implemented
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. N/A Not implemented

Results for Non-visual Reading: 100%

Last updated: 8 June 2021

Test book used: Fundamental Accessibility Tests: Non-Visual Reading, version 1.0.0

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Test results for Non-visual Reading
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
reading-010 Initiate "read from here" Focus on the beginning of a paragraph or a sentence and initiate reading. Reading should continue until interrupted by the user or at the end of the current document, e.g. current chapter. The text being read should preferably remain in view, but this is not a requirement to pass the test. Pass This works as expected.
reading-110 Stop and resume reading Initiate reading from any point in the book. Stop reading and note the last read position. Initiate reading again and check if reading starts at the last read location. Pass
reading-210 All text should be read in the proper order Sample text has been provided to test the reading order. The Paragraph 2 should be read after Paragraph 1. Note that visually Paragraph 2 is placed to the left of Paragraph 1 but it is second in the reading order. Pass The reading order is as expected.
reading-310 Image alternate text reading Ensure that the alternate text for the image is available. Pass It is possible to read and navigate the alt text.
reading-410 Change reading speed It should be possible to adjust (increase/decrease) the speed of reading. This test should be performed using the Assistive Technology being used for accessibility evaluation. Pass Used screen reader function.
reading-510 TTS allows pause for headings, paragraphs, list items, etc The user should be able to identify the difference between content items such as headings, paragraphs or list items by sufficient pauses in the TTS reading or appropriate formatting in the Braille device. Pass Normal with my screen reader.
reading-610 Navigate between the cells, rows and columns in the table Check if you can navigate between the rows and columns of the table Pass This works as expected.
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Pass Navigation with screen reader is different. After activating an internal hyperlink, the focus could go out of the book text to the navigation controls. Take the focus to the book content area by pressing Tab or Ctrl+f10 and then press Tab one more time. The focus will be on a unlabelled link, activating this will take the screen reader focus to the desired location.
reading-810 Move to the next block item Check if you can move to the next available page element e.g. paragraph, image or table by using a common key/gesture like swipe right, down arrow etc. Pass This works as expected.
reading-910 Navigate by characters Check if it is possible to navigate to next and previous character in the book text by way of any command or gesture. Pass This works as expected.
reading-1010 Navigate by words Check if it is possible to navigate to next and previous word in the book text by way of any command or gesture. Pass This works as expected.
reading-1110 Navigate by lines Check if it is possible to navigate to next and previous line in the book text by way of any command or gesture. Pass This works as expected.
reading-1210 Navigate the content by headings Check if you can move to the next and previous headings in this book without using the Table of Contents. Pass This works as expected.
reading-1310 Select and copy text Reading systems should provide the ability to copy pieces of text that could be used for notes, in quotations, or to facilitate searching terms contained in the book. In some cases, this could be achieved using an AT such as a screen reader, for instance with a dedicated cursor or other procedures. Pass Text can be selected and copied with NVDA + F9 and NVDA+F10.

Results for Extended Descriptions: 100%

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Extended Descriptions, version 1.1.1

Summary

Thorium Reader version 1.3.0 NVDA version 2020.1 Windows 10 build 1909

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 The description is read by screen reader.
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. Pass The navigation to description works as desired. NVDA reads the bar chart extended description and the back link also takes the focus to the link which was activated

Results for Mathematics: 100%

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Mathematics, version 1.1.1

Summary

Thorium 1.3.0-alpha.1.478 with MathJax enabled. Assistive Technology: NVDA 19.3 with Access8Math plugin OS: Windows 10 1909

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 Complete NVDA math reading functionality with Access8Math. There was no visual highlighting when the math was being explored (tested with MathPlayer and Access8Math).
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 Complete NVDA and Access8Math functionality There was no visual highlighting when the math was being explored (tested with MathPlayer and Access8Math).
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 Alt text reading was supported. Expanded the details, and full NVDA math reading with Access8Math. This also worked well from a visual perspective.
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 I can read the alt text character, by character, and word by word.