iBooks v 4.13 (iOS 10.3.3) / VoiceOver

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    iBooks
  • Version
    4.13
  • Operating System
    iOS
  • Operating System Version
    10.3.3
  • Assistive technology
    VoiceOver
  • Assistive technology features
    Touch/Gestures, Screenreader/Self-voicing
  • Last Updated
    May 7, 2018, 3:46 a.m.
  • Notes
    Tested on iOS 11.3

Summaries

Short summary

Only tests able to be done with screen reader are performed.
Evaluation translated into Spanish:
https://nvdaes.github.io/epub-accessibility-tests/ibooks/

Long summary

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.

Support Results

Basic Functionality

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 53.8%

Basic Functionality

4/4
Operating system accessibility Supported
Reading system activation Supported
Open content Supported The book needs to be sideloaded, for instance downloaded from a website or opened from a folder.
Listing documents Supported Besides to access the full list of books, a search feature is available to show just the desired titles.

Navigation

1/5
Not Tested 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.
Not Supported Using the search feature to locate pages may break the continued reading feature.
Supported Use the page selector to navigate by reflowed pages. Swipping three fingers may break the continued reading feature.
Not Supported Reporting the previous heading is not supported.
Not Supported Using the search feature to locate text may break the continued reading feature.

Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks

2/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Not Tested Bookmarks can be added for pages, not for more precise positions like subsections.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Supported
Add a note Not Supported Text can't be properly selected, so adding notes is not supported.
Review and navigate Notes Supported

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Non-Visual Reading

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 76.9%

Non-Visual Reading

10/13
Initiate "read from here" Supported
Stop and resume reading Supported
Proper reading order Supported
Image alternate text reading Supported
Change reading speed Supported
Pauses in TTS reading Supported List items may not be reported.
Navigation in table Not Supported Tables can be reported by the TTS, but navigating between cells is not supported.
Navigation between internal hyperlinks Supported
Move to the next block item Not Supported Navigate by lines is possible for the current screen, but block elements aren't supported.
Navigate by characters Supported Supported for the current screen, not for a whole chapter.
Navigate by words Supported Supported for the current screen, not for a whole chapter.
Navigate by lines Supported Supported for the current screen, not for a whole chapter.
Navigate the content by headings Not Supported

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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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Math

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

MathML

0/6
Support for fallback mechanism Not Tested
Support for JavaScript and MathML Not Tested
Navigating inline MathML with AT and other technologies Not Tested
Navigating block MathML with AT and other technologies Not Tested
Rendering of inline MathML Not Tested
Rendering of block MathML Not Tested

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Extended Descriptions

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Extended descriptions

0/22
Detection of aria-details on img in figure Not Tested
Moving to extended description inside figcaption Not Tested
Detection of details and summary elements inside figcaption Not Tested
Expanding and collapsing the details element inside figcaption Not Tested
Detection of aria-details Not Tested
Moving to extended description next to the image Not Tested
Detection of details and summary elements Not Tested
Expanding and collapsing the details element Not Tested
Detection of aria-details on img Not Tested
Linking to extended description at end of chapter Not Tested
Fallback technique for linking to extended description via text hyperlink Not Tested
Fallback technique for linking to extended description via image hyperlink Not Tested
Text hyperlinking to footnote reference Not Tested
Image hyperlinking to footnote reference Not Tested
aria-describedby points to an aside in a figcaption Not Tested
aria-describedby points to an aside at the end of chapter Not Tested
Block-level image with empty alt and without role="presentation" Not Tested
Inline graphic with empty alt and without role="presentation" Not Tested
Block-level img with role="presentation" and empty alt Not Tested
Inline graphic with role="presentation" and empty alt Not Tested
Expanding details and ease of reading Not Tested
Collapsing and pagination Not Tested

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