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RedShelf 

  • Assistive Technology: Voiceover 
  • OS: iOS 
  • Tested with Braille: No
  • Tested with Screenreader: Yes
  • Input type: Touch

Results for Basic Functionality: 93.33%

Last updated: 30 June 2021

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Tested Redshelf app version 6.0.0 on iOS 14.6. Many features have been added to improve accessibility. Since the Voiceover focus jumps to top of the html file which is also the beginning of the chapter, alternate method needs to be used to start reading from top of screen. Use one finger “explore by touch’ method and slide the finger downwards from top to start reading from desired location. The app fails only in the ‘where am I?’ test.

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 App was downloaded from Apple app store and tested with Voiceover.
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 app sign in process worked with Voiceover. Account creation was not tested.
file-210 Open content Open the Fundamental Accessibility Test book in the reading system. Pass The test books were preloaded into the account and were available in bookshelf. Sideloading has not been tested.
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass
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 main chapters in the TOC can be expanded to reveal the 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 selecting an item in TOC, the desired section is placed at top of screen. To start reading from that position, Voiceover user must use the one finger explore by touch technique. Slide one finger from top of screen downwards till book content is read. Now continuous reading can be started. On using the regular navigation gestures, Voiceover focus jumps to top of Chapter/html file.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Pass The app provides print page navigation feature. However, it needs to be used with a workaround with Voiceover. After typing a page number and tapping the Go button in the top toolbar, slide one finger from top of screen downwards till the book text area is read out. The selected page number is placed at top of screen and using this trick reading can be started from correct position. On using the regular navigation gestures, Voiceover focus moves to top of Chapter/HTML file. The Voiceover reading of the page navigation and page list can be improved.
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 vertical scroling gesture can be used to move forward or backwards.
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 Without losing the reading position the current page number and section name cannot be determined.
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 The paragraph containing the searched term is placed at the top of screen. Slide one finger from top of screen downwards to start reading from correct location.
nav-510 Move across chapters without using TOC Check if you can move across chapters without having to use the Table of Contents. Pass The Next and Previous content buttons at the bottom of screen can be used to navigate between Chapters/HTML file.
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 Bookmark can be placed by tapping on the button in top toolbar.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Pass Bookmarks are placed in the form of buttons in the content area. After selecting to navigate to a bookmark, slide one finger down from top of screen to start reading from correct location.
anno-210 Add a note Add a Note at this location in the book. Provide a few lines of text in the Note. Pass Precise selection and highlighting of text is possible with Voiceover. Use text selection from Voiceover rotor and select text by words/lines. Then double tap to bring up the pop-up from which text can be highlighted and notes can be added.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Pass On choosing to navigate to a note, the desired text is placed at top of screen. Reading can be started from correct position by sliding one finger from top till the book content is read after navigation bar.

Results for Non-visual Reading: 100%

Last updated: 30 June 2021

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Reading with Voiceover is very convenient and accessible. All tests are supported.

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 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 Works as expected. Two finger Magic tap can be used to pause and restart reading reading within a session. When the book is re-opened, use two finger swipe down to start reading from last position.
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 Works as expected. The alt text can also be navigated word by word.
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 Voiceover settings can be adjusted.
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 Works 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 recognized by Voiceover and read properly.
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Pass Links can be navigated to and activated with Voiceover. Then reading starts from desired location. The target text is placed at top of screen and it can also be read by exploring from top.
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 gestures 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 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 Select Text selection in Voiceover rotor and then select text by lines or words. Then double tap with one finger to bring up the pop-up which has Copy button. App asks you to confirm if you want to copy the text. Text can be then pasted in other apps.