IBOOKS v 4.16 (3828.26) (IOS 11.3 (15E216)) / VoiceOver

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    IBOOKS
  • Version
    4.16 (3828.26)
  • Operating System
    IOS
  • Operating System Version
    11.3 (15E216)
  • Assistive technology
    VoiceOver
  • Assistive technology features
    Touch/Gestures, Screenreader/Self-voicing
  • Last Updated
    April 25, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
  • Notes

Summaries

Short summary

IBooks on IOS11.3 on the IPhone is fairly accessible in terms of reading a book.

Long summary

In terms of moving around a book for study purposes, the lack of a means to move to a specific page and the inaccessibility of the notes feature make it less than ideal.

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
Listing documents Supported

Navigation

3/5
Supported VoiceOver starts reading at the top of the page, even if the chapter's title is in the middle of the page.
Not Supported Print page breaks are not supported
Supported It is possible to move from page to page but the reading system has no means to jump to a specific page number without utilizing bookmarks or the Table of Contents.
Not Supported It is possible to read the current page, how many pages are left in the chapter, but not the name of the immediate previous heading without losing the reading position.
Supported VoiceOver does not give focus to the exact text when the search result is chosen, but instead lands at the top of the page containin the search text.

Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks

3/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Supported IBooks allows bookmarking of specific pages and one can move through the bookmarks by activating the "Table of Contents" button and selecting "Bookmarks" instead of "Contents". Bookmarks can be activated or deleted from that list.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Supported
Add a note Not Supported This function could not be performed using Voiceover. The instructions specified tapping and holding to select the place for the note, and then to choose from "note" or "highlight". This is not possible with VoiceOver running.
Review and navigate Notes Supported Notes cannot be added but when available can be reviewed with Voiceover from the TOC screen.

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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 A two-finger swipe down initiates this function with VoiceOver.
Stop and resume reading Supported A two-finger single tap stops and starts speech.
Proper reading order Supported
Image alternate text reading Supported
Change reading speed Supported
Pauses in TTS reading Supported
Navigation in table Not Supported Despite VoiceOver's ability to navigate tables, this was not possible in IBooks.
Navigation between internal hyperlinks Supported
Move to the next block item Not Supported VoiceOver has commands for moving by line, table, word, character, but not by paragraph. The rotor changes to "actions" whenever the page changes, so one must re-focus it to move by lines, words, etc.
Navigate by characters Supported
Navigate by words Supported
Navigate by lines Supported
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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