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Thorium Reader  

  • Assistive Technology: Jaws  2021
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Tested with Braille: No
  • Tested with Screenreader: Yes
  • Input type: Keyboard

Results for Basic Functionality: 80%

Last updated: 13 October 2021

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Tested Thorium Reader 1.7.3 on Windows 10 with Jaws 2021.2. Reading of EPUB is comfortable with Jaws. The only tests not supported are the 'where am I?' and annotations. The search keystroke needs to be modified, e.g. Ctrl + F3 works.

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 The app installer was downloaded from Github and installed. At the time of testing this version was not available in Microsoft 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 No online account is required.
file-210 Open content Open the Fundamental Accessibility Test book in the reading system. Pass The test book was loaded from local hard disk.
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass The titles in 'My books' view are accessible with screen reader.
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 items in the TOC are also given heading 1, heading 2 ... styles as per their hierarchy. It is easy to navigate.
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 With screen readers, there is a work around There is a tip for screen reader users. After selecting an item in the TOC, press TAB. The focus will be on a link. Press Enter and now the screen reader will start reading from desired position.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Pass Select page number in Navigation pane. Press the Go button. Then press Tab. Press Enter on the unnamed link and the screen reader focus will be on page 'separator'.
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass Using next and previous buttons or just the PgDn or PgUp keys navigation is possible within the book.
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 Can use the Jaws heading list keystroke (Jaws key + F6) to chec the name of current section. But on attempting to read the current page number the reading position is lost.
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 The given keyboard shortcut Ctrl + F opens the Jaws virtual find. It works well but search is confined to the current chapter. Can navigate to search button, type phrase to be searched, press the results button and read them. After choosing to go to a search result, press Tab for that link, press Enter and then screen reader focus is on line containing 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 Use Ctrl + PgDn or Ctrl +PgUp to move between chapters which are essentially different html files.
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 Use Ctrl + B to add bookmark.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Pass In the Bookmark list after pressing Enter on one of the items, press Tab to move to the unnamed link and press Enter. Now screen reader focus wil be on the text where bookmark was placed.d
anno-210 Add a note Add a Note at this location in the book. Provide a few lines of text in the Note. Fail Could not use this feature.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Fail Could not use this feature.

Results for Non-visual Reading: 100%

Last updated: 13 October 2021

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

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 The book text is fully accessible with screen reader.
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 Within a session reading can be stopped and started from last position.
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.
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 Jaws reading speed can be adjusted.
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 Text semantics are exposed to Jaws.
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. Pass Need to navigate to the 'link' using the Tab key after a hyperlink is activated. On pressing Enter on the 'link' the screen reader focus moves to correct location else it moves to top of the chapter.
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 All Jaws text navigation commands are supported.
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 Heading navigation works throughout the current chapter.
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 Text can be selected. It is also visually highlighted. Copy as usual and paste in another application.