RedShelf by Redshelf
- Reading System RedShelf
- Vendor Redshelf
- OS: iOS
- Tested with Braille: No
- Tested with Screenreader: No
- Input type: Touch
Results for Visual Adjustments: 100%
Last updated: 26 July 2021
These tests were done by Richard Orme.
All visual adjustment tests are passed. In addition, options are provided for letterspacing, line height, and margins. Test results are for the RedShelf app version 1.5.0 (850) on iOS 12.5.1.
|Change font size
|Use the controls available in the application or else in the operating system to change (increase/decrease) the size of the font. The font size change should apply uniformly on all the book content including the Table of Contents, Footnotes, Page List, Notes and Bookmarks.
|Buttons marked "+" and "-" are shown on the book reading screen at the top right. These are used to zoom into and out of the content (with reflow). A wide range of zoom is provided. Furthermore, visual adjustments can be made by opening the menu via the button with four horizontal lines, then in Main menu choose Display options, and enable Personal view. The first of the many options is Size. Values for this item are Default, Smaller, Larger and Extra Large. There are big jumps between these options, some additional levels may be appreciated.
|Change background and foreground color
|Change background and foreground colour (May be through reading system feature or through OS settings).
|In Display options there is the item Colors. Three modes are provided: Default, Sepia and Night.
|Use the controls available in the application or else in the operating system to change (increase/decrease) the screen brightness.
|This is achieved with the operating system controls.
|Apply high contrast system configuration
|The reading system interface and book content except images should respect the high contrast mode (invert colors) if present in the Operating System.
|Classic invert worked as expected (note that images were also affected).
|Magnify the User Interface(UI)
|Use the controls available in the application or else in the operating system to magnify the Reading System screen. All aspects of the User Interface such as Menus, Pop-up Windows, Dialog Boxes and Search Box should get magnified uniformly.
|This was achieved with the built in Zoom feature in iOS.
|Choose from a selection of fonts, including sans-serif and serif options.
|In Display options there is the item Font. Several values are offered, including serif and sans serif choices, and OpenDyslexic.
|Support for SVG
|Check if a image is displayed below this paragraph. This image is in SVG format.
|The grey circle was displayed as expected.
|Enlarge SVG image
|Check if the image given in the previous test can be enlarged.
|This can be achieved with app's Zoom feature or the built in Zoom feature in iOS.
Results for Read Aloud: 87.5%
Last updated: 30 June 2021
Test book used: Fundamental Accessibility Tests: Read Aloud, version 1.0.0
These tests were done by Richard Orme.
Almost all read aloud tests are passed, with the exception being the ability for the user to personalize or turn off the visual highlighting. Test results are for the RedShelf app version 1.5.0 (850) on iOS 12.5.1.
|The content can be read aloud
|Focus on the beginning of a paragraph or a sentence and initiate reading with text-to-speech using a feature of the reading system.
|Read aloud starts at the top of the page. Tapping the 'More text to speech reading controls' button (three dots in a vertical line) reveals controls to move the read aloud back and forward.
|Stop and resume reading
|Initiate reading from any point in the book. Stop Read Aloud and note the last read position. Initiate reading again using the Read Aloud feature and check if reading starts at the last read location.
|Pause and resume is in the 'More text to speech controls' panel. It works as expected.
|The Read Aloud feature should continue until interrupted by the user
|The Read Aloud feature should continue until interrupted by the user, keeping the text being spoken in view.
|The text being read remains in view.
|All text should be read in the proper order
|Sample text has been provided below to test the reading order. The Paragraph 2 should be read after Paragraph 1 by the Read Aloud feature. Note that visually Paragraph 2 is placed to the left of Paragraph 1 but it is second in the reading order.
|The text is read in the correct order.
|Change Read Aloud reading speed
|It should be possible to adjust (increase/decrease) the speed of reading.
|Reading speed can be controlled via the 'More text to speech controls' panel.
|Text to Speech handles punctuations and document structure appropriately
|When Read Aloud is activated, there should be slight pauses after headings, list items etc., rather than reading as if it is one continuous section of text.
|The text was read with appropriate pauses and phrasing.
|Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud
|Check if the Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud.
|The current paragraph has a thin border placed around it, and the current word has an underline.
|The emphasis or highlight colour can be changed
|Activate Read Aloud feature as described in the previous test. Change the colour of emphasis or visual highlight of the text being read aloud using any feature available in the reading system or the operating system. The users should have a choice of different colours for text highlighting.
|The visual emphasis cannot be customized or turned off.