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RedShelf 

  • Assistive Technology: TalkBack 
  • OS: Android 
  • Tested with Braille: No
  • Tested with Screenreader: Yes
  • Input type: Touch

Results for Basic Functionality: 93.33%

Last updated: 27 July 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 v6.0.0 on Android 11. The issue of Talkback focus not landing at the desired spot after using different navigation features can be tackled with ‘explore screen’ workaround. Drag one finger from top of screen downwards to read the desired text. Only the ‘where am I? and ‘navigate bookshelf’ tests are not supported.

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 installed from Play store.
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 Sign in process is accessible. Account creation was not tested.
file-210 Open content Open the Fundamental Accessibility Test book in the reading system. Pass Test books were pre-loaded in the account. Side loading has not been tested.
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass Talkback is reading all the information on My shelf screen.
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 Chapters 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 tapping a TOC item, the Talkback focus moves to the menu button in the reader screen. Drag one finger downwards from top of screen to read from the desired section which is placed at the top of screen.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Pass After typing a page number and tapping the Go button in top toolbar, Talkback focus will move to the menu button. Drag one finger from top of screen downwards to find the start of book content. The desired page is placed at top of screen.
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass Vertical scrolling gesture can be used to move forward and 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 it is not possible to determine the current section name and page number.
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 After choosing a search result, Talkback focus moves to top of Chapter/HTML file on starting reading. To avoid this, after tapping on search result explore downwards from top of screen to start reading from the paragraph that contains the searched item.
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 can be used.
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 Bookmarks can be added at the point current screen level using the button in top toolbar.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Pass Navigation to the bookmarks button in the book content is possible. Explore screen from top 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 text selection is not working with Talkback. However, notes can be added by bringing up the Annotation pop-up with one finger double tap and hold.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Pass The annotated text is placed at top of screen. Explore the screen from top using Talkback to start reading from desired location.

Results for Non-visual Reading: 85.71%

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

Talkback works well with this app. The only test not supported is text selection and copy.

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 Talkback read all gesture can be used.
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 within the session.
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 Alt text is read and can be navigated by words.
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 Can be controlled with Talkback.
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 Works as expected.
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Fail After activating the link, explore screen from top. The desired text is placed at top of the screen and hence reading can be started from that position.
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 Talkback paragraph navigation can be used.
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
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. Fail Cannot select text with Talkback.