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Kindle 6.14

  • Assistive Technology: Voiceover 
  • OS: iOS 12
  • 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 as per Kindle v6.43 on iOS 14.6.

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 App was downloaded from App Store and launched. This process is accessible with Voiceover.
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 Login to the app is accessible with Voiceover.
file-210 Open content Open the Fundamental Accessibility Test book in the reading system. Pass
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass The bookshelf screen can be read with Voiceover.
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 Fail Chapters and sub-sections in the TOC cannot be distinguished with Voiceover.
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 On selecting an item in TOC, reading starts from correct location.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Pass It is possible to read from the screen which contains the print 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 Navigation to next and previous reflowed page 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 Without losing reading position current section name and page/percentage read cannot be determined.
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 On selecting a search result, Voiceover reading does not start from searched term. As the paragraph containing the searched text is not always placed at top of screen, Voiceover reading cannot be started from near 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 Page can be turned to open next/previous chapter with three finger horizontal swipe.
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 Stop Voiceover reading with double tap on screen. Then tap on Bookmark icon at top right.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Pass After selecting Go to Bookmark in the My Notebook screen, Voicever does start reading from correct location.
anno-210 Add a note Add a Note at this location in the book. Provide a few lines of text in the Note. Pass Precise text selection with Voiceover is not supported. However, Notes can be added on the current screen by double tap and hold to bring up the annotation pop-up.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Pass On tapping a note in My Notebook, Voiceover starts reading the screne where the note was placed.

Results for Non-visual Reading: 57.14%

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

Testing with Kindle app version 6.43 on iOS 14.6. Text is presented without formatting. Headings, tables and image alt text reading tests are 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. Pass Using explore by touch desired starting point can be located and Voiceover reading can be started
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 Using Magic tap reading can be paused and started.
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 reading order is correct.
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 Reading speed can be adjusted from Voiceover 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. Fail There is not enough pause and it is not possible to distinguish between normal text, lists and headings.
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 Table is included in the book as normal text and hence no navigation inside it is available.
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Pass Voiceover reading can be started from the screen which contains the linked text.
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 Voiceover default navigation is not working. Cannot even go to next paragraph.
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. Voiceover text highlighting and text display are not synchronized.
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 Headings are not recognized by Voiceover.
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 Precise text selection is not supported with Voiceover.