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Colibrio Reader 

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

Results for Basic Functionality: 73.33%

Last updated: 1 March 2022

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Evaluation results for app version 1.3.1 1038 767. Tested on Android 11. The results given below are from the "single page" reading mode of the app. In scroll mode results are mostly the same. It is not possible to bring up the onscreen toolbar with Talkback in scroll mode. The text being read by Talkback is also not visually highlighted.

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 No online account is required.
file-210 Open content Open the Fundamental Accessibility Test book in the reading system. Pass Publications can be loaded into the app using 'Open in' as well as using the 'Add book' button.
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass It is possible to navigate through the titles on the bookshelf. A search feature is provided, which announces the number of matching items.
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 TOC entries are announced together with location in the hierarchy.
nav-010 Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents Check if you can navigate to a section by using the table of contents. Fail When a sub-section is selected, Talkback focus does not move to it. Reading can be started only from beginning of the screen containing the desired section.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Fail The page list is provided in the Table of contents panel. On selecting a page, the display scrolls, but the TalkBack focus is positioned at the top of the visible text, rather than at the page break.
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass It is possible to navigate backwards and forwards by using the TalkBack context menu, then Actions, then commands are provided to change page.
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 In Talkback Actions menu tap on "Current reading location". Current section nane and percentage read is announced.
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 No search feature is provided.
nav-510 Move across chapters without using TOC Check if you can move across chapters without having to use the Table of Contents. Pass It is possible to move across chapter boundaries with next/previous page commands.
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 via the Actions menu, Add bookmark. A bookmark on the current page can also be removed in this menu.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Pass It is possible to review and move to bookmarks from the Actions menu, Bookmark list. Bookmarks can also be deleted in this menu.
anno-210 Add a note Add a Note at this location in the book. Provide a few lines of text in the Note. Fail From the Talkback actions menu notes can be added to the "active content" which is the text displayed on current page. It is not possible to select a part of the visible text for adding notes. p
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Pass Annotations list can be opened from Talkback actions menu. On selecting an annotation from the list, The text having the annotation is displayed.

Results for Non-visual Reading: 71.43%

Last updated: 1 March 2022

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Evaluation results for app version 1.3.1 1038 767. Tested on Android 11. The "scroll" reading mode has also been tested where there was a possibility of better results from certain tests. However, Talkback does not work properly in scroll mode. For example, during continuous reading, even though the page scrolls, Talkback focus moves back to top of chapter/previous page.

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. Fail Reading stops at the bottom of each page.
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 Pause and resume 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 The text was read in the correct order.
reading-310 Image alternate text reading Ensure that the alternate text for the image is available. Pass The alt text was announced as expected and could be navigated by word, character, etc.
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 This was achieved via the TalkBack gesture.
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 The text was read with appropriate pauses and phrasing. Headings and lists are announced.
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 It was possible to navigate around the table. The cells in the table were announced as expected, with the column heading or row number announced as appropriate.
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Fail The focus is placed at the top of the screen containing the target text. Talkback focus does not precisely move to the target.
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 It is possible to move to the next heading, line, word, character, link as provided for by TalkBack.
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 It is possible to move to the next heading, line, word, character, link as provided for by TalkBack.
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 It is possible to move to the next heading, line, word, character, link as provided for by TalkBack.
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 It is possible to move to the next heading, line, word, character, link as provided for by TalkBack.
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. Fail It is not possible to reliably move to the next heading since it is usually not in display.
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 The TalkBack selection mode did not work correctly. It was possible to copy the paragraph containing the target text by having Talkback read it, then in the local context menu selecting 'Copy last spoken phrase'.

Results for Mathematics: 25%

Last updated: 22 February 2022

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Mathematics, version 1.1.1

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Evaluation results for app version 1.3.1 1038 767. Tested on Android 11.

Test results for Mathematics
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
mathml-010 Navigating block MathML with assistive technology and other technologies The test checks if block MathML works with assistive technology and related technologies. Fail The text within the math expression is read but information such as superscripts, fractions, are not announced.
mathml-020 Navigating inline MathML with assistive technology and other technologies The test checks if inline MathML works with assistive technology and related technologies. Fail The text within the math expression is read but information such as superscripts, fractions, are not announced.
math-image-030 Navigating Block Math images followed by Summary/Details with MathML The test checks if block MathML works with assistive technology and related technologies in a HTML Summary/Details as an option to get at the native MathML. Fail The alt text of the image is read, and the details element is correctly collapsed. However, the math inside the details is not announced correctly.
math-image-040 Navigating Inline Math images followed by commented out MathML This test shows an inline math expression as an image with only alt-text describing the math equation. This is not ideal but if a publisher can not use raw mathML directly this is an option for reprocessing in the future. Pass The visual math image is displayed, and the alt text description is read correctly. The commented out MathML is not visible.

Results for Extended Descriptions: 0%

Last updated: 22 February 2022

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Extended Descriptions, version 1.1.1

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Evaluation results for app version 1.3.1 1038 767. Tested on Android 11.

Test results for Extended Descriptions
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
extdescription-010 Detection and Utilization of HTML Details and Summary elements Check if you can use HTML details and summary successfully and read the extended description contained in it. Fail The details element is announced and reported as collapsed. It can be expanded by selecting it. However, all the information inside the details element is not shown on screen and not read by Talkback.
extdescription-020 Technique for linking to a single extended description placed in a separate HTML file via text hyperlinks Check if activating the hyperlink placed under the image takes you to a separate HTML file with extended descriptions, and the back link there brings you back to the image. Fail The link was announced correctly, and when followed the focus went to the correct section. On using the back link Talkback reading can be started only from top of screen containing the target text.