Assistive technology features Touch/Gestures, Screenreader/Self-voicing
Last Updated May 7, 2018, 3:46 a.m.
Notes Tested on iOS 11.3
Only tests able to be done with screen reader are performed. Evaluation translated into Spanish: https://nvdaes.github.io/epub-accessibility-tests/ibooks/
This application can be used to read books which don't require to be navigated by subsections from a chapter, when text like precise terms or sentences doesn't need to be located. Navigating by characters, words and lines is supported into the current screen, not for whole chapters. Pages can be associated with a bookmark, but not subsections or precise positions in documents. Text attached to notes can be located, but adding notes is not supported. Book text and application controls are presented in the same screen without an option to hide them, which may impact its usability.
Operating system accessibility
Reading system activation
The book needs to be sideloaded, for instance downloaded from a website or opened from a folder.
Besides to access the full list of books, a search feature is available to show just the desired titles.
Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents
Use the table of contents in the application to locate the page containing the desired subsection. Using the table of contents of the book is not supported.
Navigate content by pages
Using the search feature to locate pages may break the continued reading feature.
Navigate by reflowed page number
Use the page selector to navigate by reflowed pages. Swipping three fingers may break the continued reading feature.
Read navigation information
Reporting the previous heading is not supported.
Perform a search, review the search results
Using the search feature to locate text may break the continued reading feature.
Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks
Add a Bookmark or Highlight
Bookmarks can be added for pages, not for more precise positions like subsections.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights
Add a note
Text can't be properly selected, so adding notes is not supported.