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Kortext 

  • Assistive Technology: NVDA 20.4
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Browser: Chrome 
  • Tested with Braille: Yes
  • Tested with Screenreader: No
  • Input type: Keyboard

Results for Basic Functionality: 33.33%

Last updated: 19 May 2021

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

The apps accessibility needs to be improved for keyboard only and screen reader users. Due to this, many tests are not supported. For example, on Tabbing to and selecting the TOC in sidebar, user has to continue to use the Tab key and move past other controls before the TOC items are reached. The arrow keys do not work even in NVDA browse mode. A bug regarding display of book text needs to be fixed. At many places the follwoing code is exposed "../../EPUB/css/%E2%86%92Indicate Pass or Fail"

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 Opened Kortext.com in Chrome on Windows 10
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 The registration process was not evaluated.
file-210 Open content Open the Fundamental Accessibility Test book in the reading system. Pass The test books were uploaded to the account by Kortext. No side loading is possible.
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass The titles available in the bookshelf can be accessed with NVDA. Discovering the Options button for each title may be difficult for the user as it is not read in NVDA browse mode.
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 The TOC is presented as a tree view. However, the screen reader announces "level 1" even with sub sections. The TOC cannot be read with arrow keys, only Tab key works to navigate to next item.
nav-010 Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents Check if you can navigate to a section by using the table of contents. Fail On clicking an item in TOC, the focus does not move to the desired spot. NVDA focus remains in the TOC and on pressing TAB, the next TOC item is read. On switching to browse mode, NVDA reads the book content from the beginning and not from desired section.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Fail The print page navigation works without NVDA. On choosing to go to a page, it is not possible to start NVDA reading from desired spot.
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass Once in the book content area and in scroll mode, NVDA reads it as HTML and all text navigation commands work.
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 page number and location information is displayed at the bottom of the screen but it is not possible to read it without losing reading position with NVDA.
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 Precise navigation from search result to searched text is not working with NVDA. The next chapter/file is not searched, only search result is shown.
nav-510 Move across chapters without using TOC Check if you can move across chapters without having to use the Table of Contents. Fail Cannot go to the next Chapter which is in a separate HTML file in the EPUB without using the TOC. This Chapter is "supplementary content"
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 It is possible to activate the Bookmark button but bookmarking does not happen at the NVDA focus.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Fail On selecting the bookmark, NVDA focus moves to top of the document.
anno-210 Add a note Add a Note at this location in the book. Provide a few lines of text in the Note. Fail Text cannot be highlighted with NVDA to bring up the Notes context menu.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Fail NVDA is not able to move to the location of insertion of note.

Results for Non-visual Reading: 92.86%

Last updated: 19 May 2021

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Reading of book text and navigation using Screen Reader is well supported. The book text is presented in a browser-like view and hence all HTML navigation commands of the Screen Reader are working. The only test that fails is navigation between internal hyperlinks since the Screen Reader focus does not land on desired spot after activating a link.

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 does not remain in view. However, reading continues until interrupted.
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 Pause and resume reading 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 The reading order is correct.
reading-310 Image alternate text reading Ensure that the alternate text for the image is available. Pass The alt text is 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 Reading speed can be changed using NVDA 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 The different content items are read as expected.
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 Table is interpretted correctly by NVDA.
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Fail NVDA focus moves out of the text frame on activating the link. It does not move to desired spot.
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 HTML navigation commands work.
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 can be achieved with the NVDA keyboard shortcuts
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 can be achieved with the NVDA keyboard shortcuts
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 can be achieved with the NVDA keyboard shortcuts
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 can be achieved with the NVDA keyboard shortcuts (e.g. H, shift 2, etc.)
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 even though it is not visually highlighted.