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EasyReader  

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

Results for Basic Functionality: 93.33%

Last updated: 22 January 2022

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

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

EasyReader Android app version 3.05.633 Android 11 Reading text with Talkback is not convenient. Most navigation tests are supported. The TOC hierarchy test 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 hierarchy is not evident in Talkback reading although sections and subsections are presented differently on screen.
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 The item selected in TOC is placed at the top of screen. Reading from that section can be started by exploring the screen from top with Talkback.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Pass Print page navigation is available. Select a page in "Book navigation" >Pages tab and then explore screen from top with Talkback. The required page number is placed at top of screen.
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass Vertical scrolling is working. The "load next" button at end of screen needs to be used often.
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 Use the Where am I? item in the options menu. Double tap on the text where you stop reading to get accurate 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. Pass The search field and search results are accessible with Talkback. On selecting a search result, the reading needs to be started by using explore the screen. Read aloud automatically starts reading the passage containing 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 Heading 1 option can be chosen in Navigation options. The "load next" button at end of chapter can also be used.
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 Double tap on text where you want to place a bookmark. This will bring the app focus to that location. Now tap the Bookmark button in top toolbar.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Pass On selecting a Bookmark in "Book navigation" > Bookmarks tab, the passage containig the bookmark is placed at top of screen.
anno-210 Add a note Add a Note at this location in the book. Provide a few lines of text in the Note. Pass Add a Bookmark and then choose edit and then add text note.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Pass Notes are shown in the Bookmark tab.

Results for Non-visual Reading: 71.43%

Last updated: 22 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 Android app version 3.05.633 Android 11 This app is designed for reading the books using the in-built TTS read aloud feature. The functionality while using Talkback for reading text is limited.

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 Reading position can be chosen by using explore screen or default navigation method. The text is often read twice. Reading stops at end of current segment/section and the "Load next" button needs to be pressed.Text being read mostly remains in view.
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 Double tap on the text where you want to stop reading with Talkback. This position is remembered by the app when the book is opened again.
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 OK. However, text is read twice or even thrice at times.
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 Talkback reading can be adjusted.
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 Breaks between sentences are not recognized. Some issues are seen due to which each piece of text is read more than once.
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 Talkback recognizes the table and its cells.
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Fail The link can be navigated to and activated, but the focus does not remain at the target 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 Navigation by paragraphs and vertical scrolling works.
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 Heading option can be chosen in Navigation settings and then the Next and Previous buttons at bottom should be used. Talkback previous heading gesture does not always work.
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 Text cannot be selected with Talkback. "Copy last utterance" can be used but it cannot be relied upon to copy multiple paragraphs or parts of paragraph.

Results for Extended Descriptions: 50%

Last updated: 22 January 2022

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Extended Descriptions, version 1.1.1

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

EasyReader Android app version 3.05.633 Android 11 The details element is working for including the image description. Internal hyperlinks are not working with Talkback and hence the second test fails.

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 description can be expanded or collapsed and read with screen reader. a
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 when activated does not show the destination page.

Results for Mathematics: 0%

Last updated: 22 January 2022

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Mathematics, version 1.1.1

These tests were done by Prashant Ranjan Verma.

Summary

EasyReader Android app version 3.05.633 Android 11 MathML is not supported in the app with Talkback.

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 displayed properly, it is in one line. Talkback reads and highlights parts of the equation but the subscript and other prefix e.g. denominator is not announced.
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 displayed properly, it is in one line. Talkback reads and highlights parts of the equation but the subscript and other prefix e.g. denominator is not announced.
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 SVG image alt text is also displayed below the image. On expanding the details, the Math is shown in one line and read without prefixes by Talkback.
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. Fail Image is displayed, alt text is read by Talkback. The alt text is repeated below the image on screen.