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EasyReader  

  • Reading System EasyReader  
  • Assistive Technology: Jaws 
  • OS: Windows 11
  • Tested with Braille: No
  • Tested with Screenreader: Yes
  • Input type: Keyboard

Results for Basic Functionality: 73.33%

Last updated: 21 January 2022

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

EasyReader app v9.0.1 Build 408 Jaws Version 2021.2111.13 There are many improvements for Screen Reader users. Text reading and navigation mostly works.

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 Works as expected.
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 Works as expected.
file-210 Open content Open the Fundamental Accessibility Test book in the reading system. Pass The test book was added to the app bookshelf.
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass The bookshelf named "My books" is accessible.
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 TOC presented as a tree-view is accessible. Previous app versions were not displaying the correct order of headings, this issue seems to be resolved.
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 Press Ctrl + H to open headings list. Press Enter on desired heading. Screen Reader focus moves to correct location.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Pass Press Ctrl + G and type a page number. Press Enter and then the Screen Reader focus is on the page number in book content. Can also use Ctrl + Page Down/Page Up for navigation by pages when reading book content.
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 While reading book content with Screen Reader, press Enter key when you want to check current location. Now press Ctrl+i. The popup displays correct location information.
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 The Screen Reader focus jumps to the top of Chapter/HTML file after selecting a search result. Read aloud can be used to start reading from correct location after search.
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 load next button at end of chapter can be used. But there is no option to move to previous chapter besides using 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 Press Enter where you want to place a bookmark. This brings the EasyReader focus to that position. 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. Pass Press Ctrl + B to view list of Bookmarks. On pressing Enter on a Bookmark, reading starts from correct position.
anno-210 Add a note Add a Note at this location in the book. Provide a few lines of text in the Note. Fail Shift + B is not working even with Screen Reader pass through. Bookmark can be placed and context menu can be opened to add/edit Note.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Fail No separate list of Notes. In the bookmark list notes cannot be detected.

Results for Non-visual Reading: 92.86%

Last updated: 21 January 2022

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

EasyReader app v9.0.1 Build 408 Jaws Version 2021.2111.13 Apart from the internal hyperlink test all other tests are supported. Text reading and navigation is convenient with Screen Reader.

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 Works as expected.
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 Works as expected.
reading-310 Image alternate text reading Ensure that the alternate text for the image is available. Pass Works as expected.
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 Change needs to be made in Screen Reader 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 Works as expected.
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 and activated. The visual focus moves to the destination page but immediately returns to the source hyperlink.
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 All text navigation commands are working.
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.
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 Works as expected.
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.

Results for Extended Descriptions: 0%

Last updated: 21 January 2022

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Extended Descriptions, version 1.1.1

Summary

EasyReader app v9.0.1 Build 408 Jaws Version 2021.2111.13 Both the details and hyperlink technique are not working for extended descriptions in this version of EasyReader.

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 link when activated momentarily displays the destination page and the focus returns to the link.

Results for Mathematics: 25%

Last updated: 21 January 2022

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Mathematics, version 1.1.1

Summary

EasyReader app v9.0.1 Build 408 Jaws Version 2021.2111.13 Jaws is reading the MathML but the visual display in EasyReader as well as the Jaws Math viewer is not correct.

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 visual display of the equation is not correct. Jaws reports math and reads the equation. Jaws math viewer does not display the equation but navigation within the equation works.
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 visual display of the equation is not correct. Jaws reports math and reads the equation. Jaws math viewer does not display the equation but navigation within the equation works.
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 and it is not visually same as the image. The mathML is read by Jaws and can be navigated inside the Math viewer although the visual display is not correct.
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