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Edge 1809

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Tested with Braille: No
  • Tested with Screenreader: No
  • Input type: Keyboard

Results for Visual Adjustments: 100%

Test book used: Fundamental Accessibility Tests: Visual Adjustments, version 1.0.0

These tests were done by Richard Orme.

Summary

Microsoft are removing EPUB support in Edge around the end of 2019. This review is kept in place for the moment because Edge will remain as the default EPUB reader in Windows installations that are not updated. All the fundamental tests for visual adjustment are met. The read aloud supports all tests with the exception of being able to personalize the visual highlighting.

Test results for Visual Adjustments
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
visual-010 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. Pass This can be achieved through teh keyboard shortcut control + or -, control and mouse wheel, or via the panel reached through the button with a small and large A.
visual-110 Change background and foreground color Change background and foreground colour (May be through reading system feature or through OS settings). Pass Page themes of light, sepia, gray and dark are provided via the AA button. A wide range of additional backgrounds colors can be chosen from the learning tools button.
visual-210 Change brightness Use the controls available in the application or else in the operating system to change (increase/decrease) the screen brightness. Pass The screen brightness can be altered through display hardware, or via the Windows control panel.
visual-310 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. Pass
visual-410 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. Pass
visual-510 Change Font Choose from a selection of fonts, including sans-serif and serif options. Pass Several serif and sans serif fonts are provided, in addition to the book default.
visual-610 Support for SVG Check if a image is displayed below this paragraph. This image is in SVG format. Pass The gray circle is displayed as expected.
visual-710 Enlarge SVG image Check if the image given in the previous test can be enlarged. Pass The image can be enlarged using the magnification feature of the OS. No feature is provided to change the size of the displayed SVG image within the app itself. The SVG image remains the same size when the font size is increased.

Results for Read Aloud: 87.5%

Test book used: Fundamental Accessibility Tests: Read Aloud, version 1.0.0

These tests were done by Richard Orme.

Summary

All the fundamental tests for visual adjustment are met. The read aloud supports all tests with the exception of being able to personalize the visual highlighting.

Test results for Read Aloud
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
ReadAloud-010 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. Pass Reading begins at the top of the current page, which could be improved.
ReadAloud-110 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. Pass
ReadAloud-210 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. Pass
ReadAloud-310 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. Pass
ReadAloud-410 Change Read Aloud reading speed It should be possible to adjust (increase/decrease) the speed of reading. Pass The reading speecd and voice can be changed from within the app.
ReadAloud-510 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. Pass
ReadAloud-610 Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud Check if the Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud. Pass Most of the page is showed as dimmed. The current line is highlighted together with word by word highlighting as the read aloud progresses through the text.
ReadAloud-710 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. Fail The visual emphasis changes according to the theme, but cannot be adjusted by the user.