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EasyReader 8.0.2

  • Assistive Technology: JAWS 18
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Tested with Braille: No
  • Tested with Screenreader: Yes
  • Input type: Keyboard

Results for Basic Functionality: 60%

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

EasyReader has been designed for reading text with the in-built TTS feature. With this read aloud most features are supported. The book content is also accessible with screen reader and web page navigation keys can be used for reading. Print page navigation is not 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
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 TOC presented as a tree-view is accessible. However, the app is not loading the current hierarchy and sequence of sections. It misses out few h1s.
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 After selecting an item in the TOC, the screen reader focus does not move to the desired section, instead the screen reader tends to read the document from top. The read aloud feature however can be started from the selected section.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Fail Print page breaks 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 All text reading and navigation keystrokes of the screen reader can 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 current section name can be determined by opening the sections list (INS +F7). The percentage read information is available in the status bar (INS+PgDn).
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 screen reader focus may not move precisely to the searched term. The screen reader on-screen search feature can be used for better navigation.
nav-510 Move across chapters without using TOC Check if you can move across chapters without having to use the Table of Contents. Fail The TOC needs to be used to move to the next HTML document inside the EPUB.
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 Use INS+3 pass through command and then press B to add a bookmark.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Fail The bookmarks list is accessible. However, the screenreader focus does not move to the bookmarked location, rather starts reading from top of document. This feature is more accessible when using read aloud feature.
anno-210 Add a note Add a Note at this location in the book. Provide a few lines of text in the Note. Pass Press Shift+B after pass through command to add notes.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Fail After selecting a note in the list, the screen reader focus does not move to it, instead reading starts from top of document.

Results for Non-visual Reading: 92.86%

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

EasyReader has been designed for reading text with the in-built TTS feature. With this read aloud most features are supported. The book content is also accessible with screen reader and web page navigation keys can be used for reading. Print page 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. 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 The read aloud feature remembers the last read location. With screen reader resuming is not simple. To save the reding position across sessions when using the screen reader, press Enter at last read location to highlight it.
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 all Jaws table navigation commands are supported
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Fail The link can be selected but cannot be activated.
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 Text can be selected and copied with Jaws. Note that the text will not get highlighted while selection.

Results for Read Aloud: 100%

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

EasyReader has been designed for reading text with the in-built TTS feature. With this read aloud most features are supported. The book content is also accessible with screen reader and web page navigation keys can be used for reading. Print page navigation is not supported.

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
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
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
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. Pass

Results for Extended Descriptions: 0%

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Extended Descriptions, version 1.1.1

Summary

EasyReader (Dolphin) version 8.0.3 build 271 Jaws version 2020.2004.66 Windows 10 build 1909

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. Fail No element/button/link is reported, extended description content is displayed on the page, it cannot be collapsed or hidden.
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 “follow for extended description” link cannot be activated with keyboard or mouse

Results for Mathematics: 25%

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Mathematics, version 1.1.1

Summary

EasyReader 8.0.1 Build 256 Jaws 2020.2003.13 and NVDA 2019.3.1 Windows 10 build 18363

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. Fail The equation is not reported by Jaws. No math content is read. The expression is visible on the screen. Same behaviour with NVDA.
mathml-020 Navigating inline MathML with assistive technology and other technologies The test checks if inline MathML works with assistive technology and related technologies. Fail The equation is not reported by Jaws. No math content is read. The expression is visible on the screen. NVDA reports a embedded object but does not read it.
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. Fail The details link is not shown. The MathML presentation is visible on screen. Jaws does not read any maths. Same behaviour with NVDA. Same behaviour with NVDA.
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 The math equation image is displayed and alt text is read as expected