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EPUBTest.org launching a new version of Fundamental Accessibility Test EPUB

From: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2018 16:43:08 -0700
To: "W3C EPUB 3 Community Group" <public-epub3@w3.org>
Cc: "Richard Orme" <rorme@daisy.org>
Message-ID: <007701d48c2b$1cc45be0$564d13a0$@montana.com>
Dear EPUB 3 Community Group,
I want to let you know that we are sending this message out to EPUB Reading
System developers, Please feel free to forward.
As you know, the DAISY Consortium leads an initiative to evaluate the
accessibility features of EPUB reading systems and apps, which is hosted at
The evaluation protocol is centered on a reference title, which is loaded
into the reading system and contains the tests. Each year we review and
updated the test title. Changes are made following discussion with persons
with reading disabilities, and clarifications requested by our team of over
70 volunteer testers. 
Then, once the new title goes live, it takes around a month to run the
evaluations and update the website with new results. 
Reading system developers have asked for advance notice of any change, since
the results may be used in presentations and promotional material.
The changes this year are clarifications in the language, together with a
few new tests that the accessibility community has requested:
*	We added a cover image, require for ingestion into some reading
*	We improved some of the language in the introduction
*	We added some text to check that the account creation process is
accessible (File-010)
*	We added a test to ensure that the hierarchy of the table of
contents is presented correctly (Nav-005)
*	We clarified the language concerning navigating using page numbers,
and moving between reflowed pages (Nav-110 and Nav-210)
*	We introduced a new test to ensure it is possible to move easily
across the chapter boundaries (Nav-510)
*	We introduced sample test for testing the TTS performance with
screen reader and read aloud (Reading-510 and ReadAloud-510)
*	We added a test to ensure that it is possible to copy a block of
text (Reading-1310)
This message is to inform you that the new title is scheduled to go live at
the beginning of January 2019. When this is uploaded, the tests results at
epubtest.org will be showing that they need to be updated, and we will
immediately start to retest the Reading Systems. We will try to get as many
tests completed and published by the end of January 2019.
Before it goes live to our testing community, the title is available for you
to download from:
Of course, we would encourage you to try out the EPUB with your reading
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me, George Kerscher,
kerscher@montana.com <mailto:kerscher@montana.com>  and I will post the
question to our team and get an answer back ASAP.
George Kerscher Ph.D.
-In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.
Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium
Senior Advisor, Global Literacy, Benetech
President, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) 
Member of the National Museum and Library Services  Board (IMLS)
Chair Steering Council Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), a division of the
Phone: +1 406/549-4687
Cell:+1 406/544-2466 
Email: kerscher@montana.com
Received on Tuesday, 4 December 2018 23:43:38 UTC

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