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Kindle 8.14

  • Assistive Technology: TalkBack 
  • OS: Android 9
  • Tested with Braille: No
  • Tested with Screenreader: Yes
  • Input type: Touch

Results for Basic Functionality: 80%

Last updated: 1 July 2021

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Results updated after testing app version 8.43 on Android 11. Talkback has limited access to the book content. Fine navigation with Talkback is not supported. Book text should be read using TTS.

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 In-built Talkback was used to download the app from Play 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 Sign in to the app is accessible. Account creation was not tested.
file-210 Open content Open the Fundamental Accessibility Test book in the reading system. Pass The file was converted to Kindle format and then side loaded.
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass The bookshelf screen is accessible with Talkback.
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 Talkback focus does not precisely move to the selected section in book content.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Fail Print page navigation not supported.
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass Navigation by refloewed pages is supported.
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 it is not possible to get information about current location in book without losing current reading position.
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 passage containing the searched term is placed at the top of page. Hence on selecting a search result, reading with Talkback can be started from the paragraph which contains the searched item.
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 Bookmark can be placed at current screen/page.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Pass Reading can be started from the top of the screen/page where bookmark was placed.
anno-210 Add a note Add a Note at this location in the book. Provide a few lines of text in the Note. Pass Talkback provides mechanism to expand or contract selection of text. Desired text can be selected and Note can be added. However, this process is not very intuitive.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Pass On selecting to navigate to a Note, the target passage is found on the top of screen and hence Talkback reading can be started at desired location.
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 chapters can be expanded to reveal sub-sections. Hence hierarchy is exposed to Talkback.
nav-510 Move across chapters without using TOC Check if you can move across chapters without having to use the Table of Contents. Pass Swipe across pages to go to next or previous chapter.

Results for Non-visual Reading: 42.86%

Last updated: 1 July 2021

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Results updated after testing app version 8.43 on Android 11. Headings, tables and hyperlinks are not identified by Talkback. Block level navigation is not supported.

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 It is not possible to select a location in the book text to start reading with Talkback. Further, the Talkback reading stops at end of page/screen.
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. Fail Reading cannot be started from last location.
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. Fail Alt text is not 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 Can be adjusted from talkback settings.
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 There are pauses after reading paragraphs.
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 Fail Talkback does not recognize the table, it is read as regular text.
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Fail Hyperlink cannot be navigated to or clicked with Talkback
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. Fail Paragraph navigation is also not working reliably. This command reads headings by words.
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. Fail Line navagation is not available.
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 Talkback does not identify headings.
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 It is difficult to find the position where selection is to be started with Talkback. However, after double tap and hold, selection expansion and contraction controls are available on the screen. It takes time but desired text can be selected and copied using this feature.