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Thorium Reader 1.7.3

  • Assistive Technology: NVDA 2021.2
  • OS: Windows 11
  • Tested with Braille: No
  • Tested with Screenreader: Yes
  • Input type: Keyboard

Results for Basic Functionality: 80%

Last updated: 26 November 2021

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

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
file-210 Open content Open the Fundamental Accessibility Test book in the reading system. Pass I have set Thorium Reader as my Windows default reader. When I click on an EPUB in File Explorer, Thorium is launched and the book opened. I also have Thorium automatically opening Thorium after an EPUB is downloaded. Both of these behaviors are Windows settings.
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass There is a sophisticated bookshelf system that allows you to manage the titles you have on the system.
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 table of contents is presented with headings, so you can use heading navigation in the TOC.
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 Activating the link to a section does not always work. It is undependable. An issue has been filed with the Thorium Issue tracker. Thorium v1.7.4-alpha.1.1501990784 not deep linking #1594
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Pass There is a navigation option to go to page. This is populated with the current page. There is also a hot key for this function.
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass
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 Using NVDA, press NVDA key + F7, and tab until you get to heading view. This shows you where you are in the heading structure.
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 You can use the CTRL + F to go to the search field. Make sure you are in edit mode and type or past in your search term. Tab to the search button and a previous button, next button, and list results button is shown. I use the list results to select from the items shown with the line shown from the search. It then takes you to the file where the search was found. I normally use the NVDA search feature NVDA Key + CTRL + F and type in the search term to go to the exact 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 There are several hot keys for this.
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 I use CTRL + B to set a bookmark for the current file. I copy the line I am on to the clipboard then Go to the navigation options with CTRL+N and then move down to the bookmarks heading, where the book marks are listed. They can be renamed. I rename the current bookmark with the contents of the clipboard.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Pass You can go to the navigation area and select bookmarks. Copy the name of the to the clipboard and press enter. You can then go to that part of the book. Use what is in the clipboard and use the NVDA find command (NVDA key + CTRL + F) and past the contents of the clipboard to be taken to the exact location.bookmark you put in
anno-210 Add a note Add a Note at this location in the book. Provide a few lines of text in the Note. N/A
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. N/A

Results for Non-visual Reading: 100%

Last updated: 7 November 2021

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

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 works as expected.
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 correctly.
reading-310 Image alternate text reading Ensure that the alternate text for the image is available. Pass The alt text is read, and you can read by word or character.
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
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
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 You are taken to the exact location.
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
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
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 Character, word, and line navigation works correctly.
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 Use heading navigation as you would in browse mode.
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 Works normally.

Results for Mathematics: 100%

Last updated: 7 November 2021

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Mathematics, version 1.1.1

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. Pass You are place in the MathML and you can read this using the various NVDA approaches, e.gd using the Access8Math add-in.
mathml-020 Navigating inline MathML with assistive technology and other technologies The test checks if inline MathML works with assistive technology and related technologies. Pass Works just like Block math.
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. Pass The details can be expanded and the MathML is exposed as you would expect.
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

Results for Extended Descriptions: 100%

Last updated: 7 November 2021

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Extended Descriptions, version 1.1.1

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. Pass The HTML details element expands and collapses as expected. All content can be read using reading functions, e.g. the table reading reading mode is available.
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. Pass The links are working correctly.