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Voice Dream Reader 3.0.32

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

Results for Basic Functionality: 66.67%

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

The Voice Dream is not usable for reading book content with Talkback. Users will have to depend upon the in-built TTS feature to have the text read aloud with limited navigation features. With Talkback most tests are not supported. These include identifying hierarchy in TOC, navigation to a section from TOC, print page navigation, text search, going to next or previous chapter without using TOC, continue reading/start/stop with talkback, image alt text reading, table reading and using internal hyperlinks

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
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 Fail The hierarchy is not presented either visually or through Talkback. All TOC items are listed similarly.
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 The focus is not moving consistently to the section selected in TOC.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Fail Print page navigation not available.
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass The content can be navigated by scrolling and by paragraphs.
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
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 tapping the serch result, the focus does not move to the destination.
nav-510 Move across chapters without using TOC Check if you can move across chapters without having to use the Table of Contents. Fail On using the Chapter navigation mode of the app, the navigation actually happens by any section/sub-section. It is not possible to move to next main chapter without using the TOC.
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
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Pass
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 selection of text is not supported with Talkback. However, notes can be added from the menu item.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Pass

Results for Non-visual Reading: 35.71%

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

The Voice Dream is not usable for reading book content with Talkback. Users will have to depend upon the in-built TTS feature to have the text read aloud with limited navigation features. With Talkback most tests are not supported. These include identifying hierarchy in TOC, navigation to a section from TOC, print page navigation, text search, going to next or previous chapter without using TOC, continue reading/start/stop with talkback, image alt text reading, table reading and using internal hyperlinks

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 Talkback does not read the complete sentences, only initial few words of each line are spoken.
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 with Talkback is not proper.
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 order is correct but Talkback does not read the complete paragraph.
reading-310 Image alternate text reading Ensure that the alternate text for the image is available. Fail Image or its alt text is not included in the book by the app
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 Talkback dependent
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 Text cannot be differenciated properly.
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 text is not displayed in the app.
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Fail Links are not identified by 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 Navigation is limited to the current screen with Talkback.
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. Fail Line navigation not available with Talkback.
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 The app chapter navigation mode can be used for heading navigation with the next and previous buttons. The items are not read by Talkback during navigation.
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 Selection of text is not supported.