Review of epub reader firefox add on

epub reader firefox add on Reviewed 07 Sep 2012 · Average score 77%


The add-on is very easy to use and works well with additional Assistive Technologies. If the books are accessible both external screen reading and text to speech applications work work well. Colours of text can be changed and virtual overlays can help with scotopic sensitivity or visual stress. The problems arise when going through to the ebook market places rather than at document or e-book level.

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 67% The login occurs when you want to use the various ebook market places via the left hand contents list. This means that some may not be accessible and the linked to the plugin was not very screen reader friendly.
2 Image ALT Attributes 33% Images in books tend to be overlooked by the screen reader but captions are read. Icons on the menus are read correctly. The app acts as a library for epub books not for editing documents.
3 Link Target Definitions 67% Links were found in the market places rather than the ebooks but both could be read with the screen reader. Those in the books depend on the authors rather than those used in the app.
4 Frame Titles and Layout 67% Frames are used for layout but keyboard access is possible.
5 Removal of Stylesheet 0% Disabling style sheets meant that the ebooks could not be selected.
6 Audio/Video Features 100% This is an ebook add-on with no videos or animations.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 100% This is an ebook add-on with no videos or animations.
8 Appropriate use of Tables 100% Only one table appeared to be used and this did not affect the navigation.
9 Tab Orderings Correct and Logical 100% It is possible to tab and arrow through elements to reach content and menu items.
10 Page Functionality with Keyboard 67% Shortcut keys are offered within Firefox and the home site for the ePub reader add-on has an <a href=\\\"\\\">FAQ with some keyboard shortcuts</a>. This plugin only works with Firefox.
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 100% There are no rich text editors within the ebooks but they may be found on the ebook market places.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 100% Appropriate feedback was given when errors or actions occurred in all the sites tested.
13 Contrast and Colour Check 100% Colour contrast and other colours can be changed via the browser and the system settings.
14 Page Integrity when Zooming 67% Zoom is good although the increase in the left side tends to narrow the ebook down and affects access to content.
15 Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability 100% This is all possible through the browser options and the operating system settings - the epub is affected if accessible but text can be changed.