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Fulcrum Online

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

Results for Basic Functionality: 46.67%

Last updated: 28 June 2021

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

This app which works within the browser is mostly accessible with Screen Reader. There are usual issues of Screen Reader focus not landing at desired location on navigation and inability to select text for highlighting/annotation.

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 Tested on 28 June 2021 with NVDA version2020.4 and Chrome version 91.0.
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 Fulcrum was tested with a specific book available on the platform. The account creation process was not tested.
file-210 Open content Open the Fundamental Accessibility Test book in the reading system. Pass The book titled "Scriptures, Shrines, Scapegoats, and World Politics: Religious Sources of Conflict and Cooperation in the Modern Era: was used for testing. Sideloading is not available
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass The list of books available on the platform can be easily read and browsed.
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 No answer Could not test as the sub-sections are listed in the TOC of given book.
nav-010 Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents Check if you can navigate to a section by using the table of contents. No answer Since there are no second level items in the TOC, this test could not be performed. However, when level 1 items in TOC (Chapters) are chosen, NVDA keystroke for next Landmark 'D' can be used to take the focus to the start of the book content on screen.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Fail The TOC panel has Page List and Go to page option. Could not figure a way to make NVDA start reading from top of chosen pages. NVDA focus jumps to top of chapter.
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. The PgDn and PgUp keys can also be used to navigate by screens of text.
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. Pass With NVDA press NVDA key + PgDn to read location information. Bring up the headings list to see whcih section/sub-section is being read.
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 After clicking on a search result, NVDA reading cannot be started from the passage that contains the searched item. NVDA focus jumps to start of Chapter.
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 Previous and Next Page buttons can be used to navigate across chapters.
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 Text cannot be selected to create a highlight with NVDA.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. No answer Highlights could be added for testing.
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 selected with NVDA to bring up the context menu that contains the annotation button.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. No answer Notes could not be added for testing.

Results for Non-visual Reading: 85.71%

Last updated: 28 June 2021

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

The text display was set to Scrolling in Reader settings to enable NVDA to read continuously. The text display however does not synchronized with NVDA reading. Overall, apart from internal hyperlink naviation, this platforms supports most other screen reader accessibility requirements.

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 During continuous reading the text does not scroll with NVDA reading. However, when text navigation commands such as "next paragraph" is used, the text scrolls on screen.
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. But if NVDA focus goes out of book content then reading cannot be started from last location.
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. No answer Could not test as the EPUB Test book was not available on platform.
reading-310 Image alternate text reading Ensure that the alternate text for the image is available. Pass Works 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 Adjust 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 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 Tables are reconized by NVDA, can be navigated by rows etc.
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Fail Tested this using the footnote links. NVDA focus jumps to top of Chapter on attempting to read the target 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 with screen reader.
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 within the open chapter/html file.
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 Cannot highlight text but text spoken by NVDA can be selected and copied.