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Bookshelf  9.4.3

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

Results for Basic Functionality: 93.33%

Last updated: 22 June 2021

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Bookshelf app on Android provides a solid EPUB reading experience with TalkBack, failing only on the “Where am I?” test. Users should be aware of the explore by touch technique to start reading from the correct location after navigating with TOC, bookmarks, pages etc.”

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 Tested on Android version 11 which is accessible with built-in Talkback screen reader. The Bookshelf account creation process was not tested.
file-210 Open content Open the Fundamental Accessibility Test book in the reading system. Pass The test books were preloaded in the test account of Bookshelf. Files can also be side-loaded but then Bookmarking and Notes features are not available.
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass The titles in bookshelf screen can be navigated with Talkback.
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 TOC items with sub-sections are presented with links. On clicking, the sub-sections are presented on another screen.
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 After selecting a TOC item, use "explore by touch" from top of screen to read the desired section name and start reading from there.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Pass After selecting to go to a page number, use "explore by touch" from top of screen to read the desired section name and start reading from there.
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass Pages can be scrolled.
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 It is not possible to determine name of current section and page number without losing reading position of Talkback.
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 Starting Talkback reading from the paragraph that contains searched item is tricky. On using navigation gestures the Talkback focus jumps to top of HTML file/Chapter. Use "explore by touch" to take Talkback focus to desired 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 Two finger horizontal swipe gesture 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 current screen
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Pass After choosing a Bookmark, touch the screen once to bring the Talkback focus to text displayed on screen. Now reading can be started from a position close to where the bookmark was placed. If the regular "read next item" gesture is used, Talkback focus jumps to top of HTML file.
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 possible. But on double tap and hold, using the context menu Notes can be added at desired location.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Pass The line having the note is placed at the top of screen and can be read with "explore by touch".

Results for Non-visual Reading: 92.86%

Last updated: 22 June 2021

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Bookshelf app on Android provides a solid EPUB reading experience with TalkBack, failing only on the “Selection and copying of text” Users should be aware of the explore by touch technique to start reading from the correct location after navigating using internal hyperlinks.

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 reading continues till end of chapter.
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 Alt text is read by Talkback. It can also 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 adjusted from TTS 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 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 The table can be read cell by cell.
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Pass On using back link, the target text is placed at top of screen. Use explore by touch from top of screen to read this text.
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 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 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 Bookshelf app on Android provides a solid EPUB reading experience with TalkBack, failing only on the “Where am I?” test. Users should be aware of the explore by touch technique to start reading from the correct location after navigating with TOC, bookmarks, pages etc.”
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 Bookshelf app on Android provides a solid EPUB reading experience with TalkBack, failing only on the “Where am I?” test. Users should be aware of the explore by touch technique to start reading from the correct location after navigating with TOC, bookmarks, pages etc.”
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 Bookshelf app on Android provides a solid EPUB reading experience with TalkBack, failing only on the “Where am I?” test. Users should be aware of the explore by touch technique to start reading from the correct location after navigating with TOC, bookmarks, pages 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. Fail Precise text selection with Talkback is not supported.