Play Books v 3.15.5 (Android 8.1.0) / Talkback

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    Play Books
  • Version
    3.15.5
  • Operating System
    Android
  • Operating System Version
    8.1.0
  • Assistive technology
    Talkback
  • Assistive technology features
    Touch/Gestures, Screenreader/Self-voicing
  • Last Updated
    Nov. 22, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
  • Notes
    Non-visual evaluation with screen reader

Summaries

Short summary

Evaluated for accessibility using the Talkback screen reader. Only the basic and non-visual tests have been performed.

Long summary

The tests that are not supported are:
Print page navigation
Continuous reading with Talkback
Navigation between internal hyperlinks

Support Results

Basic Functionality

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 92.3%

Basic Functionality

4/4
Operating system accessibility Supported
Reading system activation Supported
Open content Supported Opened the test EPUB using the file manager.
Listing documents Supported

Navigation

4/5
Supported Talkback does not read precisely from the chosen section particularly when it is not at top of page. The reading with Read Aloud feature is correct.
Not Supported Print page navigation feature is not available.
Supported
Supported In the skim mode sufficient information about current reading position is provided. When Read Aloud feature is being used, it is possible to check current reading position and then continue reading from last position.
Supported When Read Aloud feature is active, reading starts from the searched text. When using Talkback, the reading starts from top of page.

Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks

4/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Supported
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Supported Bookmarks can be seen in a tab in the TOC view
Add a note Supported
Review and navigate Notes Supported

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Non-Visual Reading

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 69.2%

Non-Visual Reading

9/13
Initiate "read from here" Not Supported Reading with Talkback stops at the end of current screen. .
Stop and resume reading Not Supported Talkback reading is limited to the current screen.
Proper reading order Supported
Image alternate text reading Supported Talkback reads image alt text.
Change reading speed Supported
Pauses in TTS reading Supported
Navigation in table Supported Table is recognized by Talkback.
Navigation between internal hyperlinks Not Supported Hyperlinks are identified by Talkback in the book content but when clicked, the focus does not reliably move to the destination page
Move to the next block item Supported
Navigate by characters Supported
Navigate by words Supported
Navigate by lines Supported Reading by line with Talkback requires improvement.
Navigate the content by headings Not Supported Heading navigation with Talkback is limited to current page/screen. On manually moving to next or previous page, heading navigation does not work instantly. The page content has to be swiped to before using heading navigation. Further, heading navigation reads more text than intended

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Visual Adjustment Tests

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Visual Adjustment

0/8
Change font size Not Tested
Change background and foreground color Not Tested
Change brightness Not Tested
Apply high contrast system configuration Not Tested
Magnify the User Interface(UI) Not Tested
Change Font Not Tested
Support for SVG Not Tested
Enlarge SVG image Not Tested

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Read Aloud

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Read Aloud

0/8
The content can be read aloud Not Tested
Stop and resume reading Not Tested
The Read Aloud feature should continue until interrupted by the user Not Tested
All text should be read in the proper order Not Tested
Change Read Aloud reading speed Not Tested
Text to Speech handles punctuations and document structure appropriately Not Tested
Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud Not Tested
The emphasis or highlight colour can be changed Not Tested

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Media Overlays

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Basic Tests

0/3
Media Overlays Playback Not Tested
Pause and resume from the same position, without closing the book Not Tested
Resume playback from last position on opening a book Not Tested

Navigation Tests

0/10
Section Navigation - Previous/Next Phrase Not Tested
Navigate to previous section Not Tested
Navigate to next section Not Tested
Navigate with pagelist Not Tested
Move to next page Not Tested
Move to previous page Not Tested
Text and media overlay synchronization Not Tested
Set and navigate to bookmarks Not Tested
Section Navigation - TOC Not Tested
Continuous playback across page turns Not Tested

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