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Voice Dream Reader  

  • Reading System Voice Dream Reader  
  • Assistive Technology: Voiceover 
  • OS: iOS 
  • Tested with Braille: No
  • Tested with Screenreader: Yes
  • Input type: Touch

Results for Basic Functionality: 86.67%

Last updated: 28 January 2022

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Voice Dream Reader 4.14.2. iOS 15.2.1 The app was tested with content in Rich text view. This app has been designed mainly for users with disabilities. The book content can be read comfortably with the in-built TTS read aloud feature. The reading and navigation with Voiceover is also supported.

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 The test book was side loaded from email.
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass
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 Voiceover reports the hierarchy of the items in the TOC by announcing its "heading level". The sub-sections are wrongly announced as level 3 instead of level 2.
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 a TOC item, TTS starts reading the text. User needs to stop it. The chosen heading is placed at top of screen. Using explore by touch method downwards from top of screen, reading with Voiceover can be started from correct location,.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Fail Print page navigation feature is not supported. There is no go to print page or page list.
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass Scrolling gesture can be used to move forward and backwards in the book content. In rich text view heading navigation can also be used.
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 The name of current section and sub-section is displayed at the top of the screen. The percentage read information is provided at the bottom of the screen. With Voiceover this information can be obtained and reading can be started by searching the last location which is somewhere on the screen.
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 activating the search result, the Voiceover focus does not move to the searched term in the book content.
nav-510 Move across chapters without using TOC Check if you can move across chapters without having to use the Table of Contents. Pass In rich text view, Voiceover can navigate the text using headings and can go to next or previous chapter.
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 level.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Pass After selecting a bookmark from the Bookmark tab in TOC, reading can be started somewhere from the location where the 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 The dedicated text selection feature can be used with Voiceover to highlight text and place a note.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Pass Can review the list of notes and navigate to the screen where it is placed.

Results for Non-visual Reading: 92.86%

Last updated: 28 January 2022

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Voice Dream Reader 4.14.2. iOS 15.2.1 The app was tested with content in Rich text view. This app has been designed mainly for users with disabilities. The book content can be read comfortably with the in-built TTS read aloud feature. The reading and navigation with Voiceover is also 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
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 Two finger single tap can be used to stop and start Voiceover reading
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
reading-310 Image alternate text reading Ensure that the alternate text for the image is available. Pass
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 Row navigation is available in Voiceover rotor.
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Fail There are issues in using hyperlinks with Voiceover and it should be fixed. When a hyperlink is activated, visually the focus moves to the target location. However, reading with Voiceover cannot be started from correct 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
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
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
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 The app has dedicated text selection feature. After selection text can be copied.

Results for Extended Descriptions: 50%

Last updated: 28 January 2022

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Extended Descriptions, version 1.1.1

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Voice Dream Reader 4.14.2. iOS 15.2.1 The app was tested with content in Rich text view.

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 details element can be expanded. The description is read by Voiceover. The table is correctly presented.
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. Fail The description can be read. However, the back link does not return the Voiceover focus to the correct location.

Results for Mathematics: 100%

Last updated: 28 January 2022

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Mathematics, version 1.1.1

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

Voice Dream Reader 4.14.2. iOS 15.2.1 The app was tested with content in Rich text view.

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 The image alt text is read and then the math is read out. On tapping it, navigation within the equation is available in a new window. Image alt text reading should be stopped by the app when MathML is available.
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 The image alt text is read and then the math is read out. On tapping it, navigation within the equation is available in a new window. Image alt text reading should be stopped by the app when MathML is available.
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 Works as expected except that the image alt text is also read before reading of MathML.
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 Only image alt text is read.