Play Books v 3.1.2 (iOS 10.3.3) / Voiceover

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    Play Books
  • Version
    3.1.2
  • Operating System
    iOS
  • Operating System Version
    10.3.3
  • Assistive technology
    Voiceover
  • Assistive technology features
    Touch/Gestures, Screenreader/Self-voicing
  • Last Updated
    Dec. 10, 2017, 6:47 a.m.
  • Notes

Summaries

Short summary

Tested with Voiceover for accessibility with screen reader. The visual adjustments and read aloud tests are contained in another evaluation.

Long summary

The following tests are not supported with Voiceover.
TOC navigation, Print page navigation, Read navigation information or Where am I?, Hyperlink navigation, Block navigation, Navigation within tables and Heading navigation.
Also note that reading of tables is restricted with Voiceover. Explore by touch or Line navigation can be used to move between cels.
Continuous reading of book is supported with Voiceover. The page turns with Voiceover reading and the reading also advances to next chapter/document unless interrupted.

Support Results

Basic Functionality

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 76.9%

Basic Functionality

4/4
Operating system accessibility Supported
Reading system activation Supported
Open content Supported The test book was uploaded to the Play Books library
Listing documents Supported The bookshelf is accessible with Voiceover.

Navigation

2/5
Not Supported The TOC displays only the level 1 headings. There is no way to select the sub-section as required to perform this test.
Not Supported Print page navigation feature not available in the app.
Supported Pages can be turned by three finger horizontal swipe
Not Supported The name of current section, particulary when it is a sub-section cannot be determined. It is possible to pause Voiceover reading and check the current page/screen number but since the current section information is not available, this test is marked as not supported.
Supported Note that on reaching the page that contains the searched term, reading can be started only from the top of page and not from the searched term or the paragraph containing it.

Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks

4/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Supported Bookmarks can be added at the current page.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Supported Bookmarks can be reviewed from the Bookmarks Tab in the TOC view.
Add a note Supported Precise selection and highlighting of text is not supported with Voiceover. However, on double tap and hold, the add note controls can be used.
Review and navigate Notes Supported Notes can be reviewed from the Notes Tab in the TOC view.

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Non-Visual Reading

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 69.2%

Non-Visual Reading

9/13
Initiate "read from here" Supported The Voiceover reading continues across pages and chapters.
Stop and resume reading Supported Voiceover reading can be paused and resumed with two finger single tap.
Proper reading order Supported
Image alternate text reading Supported Voiceover reads the alt text of the image.
Change reading speed Supported Voiceover controls have to be used.
Pauses in TTS reading Supported
Navigation in table Not Supported Voiceover does not recognize the table. The table text can only be read as if each cell on a different line. Voiceover table navigation commands cannot be used.
Navigation between internal hyperlinks Not Supported It is not possible to navigate to and activate hyperlinks with Voiceover. The links are not identified by Voiceover.
Move to the next block item Not Supported Voiceover navigation by paragraph is also not available.
Navigate by characters Supported
Navigate by words Supported
Navigate by lines Supported Line navigation mode is available with Voiceover.
Navigate the content by headings Not Supported Voiceover does not recognize the headings in book content.

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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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