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Vanilla Reader  

  • Reading System Vanilla Reader  
  • Assistive Technology: NVDA 
  • OS: Windows 
  • Browser: Chrome 
  • Tested with Braille: No
  • Tested with Screenreader: Yes
  • Input type: Keyboard

Results for Basic Functionality: 66.67%

Last updated: 21 March 2022

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Vanilla Reader version 220217-0835 located at demo.colibrio.com was tested NVDA version 2021.3 Google Chrome browser v99 Windows 11 The online reader was tested in Accessibility Mode (Alt+Z).

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 An accessibility mode has been created for giving better experience to Screen Reader users.
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 Account creation is not required at this time.
file-210 Open content Open the Fundamental Accessibility Test book in the reading system. Pass There is a browse button to select any EPUB file for reading.
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass The Vanilla Reader home page contains a list of titles that is accessible. The book metadata is not exposed on this page.
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 expandable and collapsable tree view. It works with the keyboard and screen reader. Press Alt + C to open TOC, use up/down to navigate the list and right/left arrows to expand/collapse main sections that have sub-sections.
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 On activating the TOC item, the Jaws focus does go to the desired heading and reading can be started from that position. The Jaws cursor should be in auto mode.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Pass Press Alt + C to open TOC. Press H to move to Page List heading. Here select a page number to move to it.
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass The next and previous page buttons can be used for navigation. Can also move forward and backwards in content by using Page Down / Page Up keys.
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. Fail The given keystroke Alt + W works but does not report the correct location of screen reader focus in the book.
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 Alt + S opens the search edit box. Type something and press enter. Press Tab to review search results. Press Enter on any item and Screen Reader focus moves to passage containing the searched text.
nav-510 Move across chapters without using TOC Check if you can move across chapters without having to use the Table of Contents. Pass Using next and previous page buttons, navigation throughout the book is possible. Can also use next an previous page keystrokes.
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. Fail The keystroke Alt + B works but the Bookmark is not placed anywhere near the text being read by screen reader.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Fail On selecting a bookmark, the screen reader focus does not go to the text/screen where bookmark is placed.
anno-210 Add a note Add a Note at this location in the book. Provide a few lines of text in the Note. Fail Ctrl + Alt + Shift + I does not work. Alt + Shift + I opens "Feedback to Google". When this is closed, the Highlight popup does not show the text that was being read by Screen reader.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Fail Alt + H does open highlights list. When Enter key is pressed on a highlight in the list, Screen Reader focus does not go to anywhere near the passage having the highlight.

Results for Non-visual Reading: 100%

Last updated: 21 March 2022

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Vanilla Reader version 220217-0835 located at demo.colibrio.com was tested NVDA version 2021.3 Google Chrome browser v99 Windows 11 The online reader was tested in Accessibility Mode (Alt+Z).

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 The text being read by Screen Reader does not remain in view. Reading stops at end of chapter. The reading is interrupted by prompts from Vanilla Reader such as "visible text has highlights". This issue should be resolved.
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 Works as expected.
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 Works as expected.
reading-310 Image alternate text reading Ensure that the alternate text for the image is available. Pass The alt text was read as expected.
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 Screen Reader reading speed can be changed from its settings.
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 All punctuation marks and differences in paragraphs are identified by Jaws.
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 The table is identified and all Jaws table navigation commands are working.
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Pass Navigation works as expected.
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 All text reading commands are working.
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 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 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 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 Works as on web pages.
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 Precise selection and copy text is working. However, the given test passage is split into two pages by the reader and hence all text could not be selected. Any part of currently visible text can be selected and copied.

Results for Mathematics: 100%

Last updated: 21 March 2022

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Mathematics, version 1.1.1

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Vanilla Reader version 220217-0835 located at demo.colibrio.com was tested NVDA version 2021.3 Google Chrome browser v99 Windows 11 The online reader was tested in Accessibility Mode (Alt+Z).

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 is read properly by the Screen Reader. Can also press Enter to bring up the fine navigation mode inside the equation.
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 is read properly by the Screen Reader. Can also press Enter to bring up the fine navigation mode inside the equation.
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 Image alt text is read. Then the details element can be expanded to read and navigate the equation.
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 Only image alt text is read.

Results for Extended Descriptions: 100%

Last updated: 21 March 2022

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Extended Descriptions, version 1.1.1

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Vanilla Reader version 220217-0835 located at demo.colibrio.com was tested NVDA version 2021.3 Google Chrome browser v99 Windows 11 The online reader was tested in Accessibility Mode (Alt+Z).

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
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 back link brings the Screen reader focus to correct location.