VitalSource Bookshelf v 4.2.2 (iOS 11.3) / VoiceOver

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    VitalSource Bookshelf
  • Version
    4.2.2
  • Operating System
    iOS
  • Operating System Version
    11.3
  • Assistive technology
    VoiceOver
  • Assistive technology features
    Touch/Gestures, Screenreader/Self-voicing
  • Last Updated
    Aug. 17, 2018, 10:05 p.m.
  • Notes

Summaries

Short summary

Version 4.3.1 was evaluated under ios 11.3.1 for non-visual accessibility with Voiceover. Visual adjustment test results are contained in another evaluation.

Long summary

VitalSource v4.3.1 was evaluated on the iPhone using ios11.3.1 with VoiceOver . The system itself worked well in terms of access to material in an ebook. It could use a good deal more helpful information getting established in loading books into the library from the VitalSource store. There were functions like inserting notes that looked possible but no info on how. Furthermore, while audio functions worked well, it was light on ability to change visual appearances such as font size or contrast.

Support Results

Basic Functionality

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 84.6%

Basic Functionality

4/4
Operating system accessibility Supported There was a difficulty getting app installed where a checkbox could not be accessed with VoiceOver. After installation all was well.
Reading system activation Supported Though this is true after a book has been downloaded, I could not access a new book without calling technical support. This may be a matter of inadequate help information.
Open content Supported The test book was uploaded into the user account by the developers. Side loading of EPUB files is either not supported or not obvious to the end users.
Listing documents Supported

Navigation

4/5
Not Tested
Supported
Supported
Supported The location information is available in the bottom of the screen. To start reading again the last reading position needs to be located in the screen.
Supported

Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks

3/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Not Tested
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Supported
Add a note Supported Notes can be added by double tap and hold. Text cannot be highlighted precisely with Voiceover. Notes are apparently not supported in sideloaded books.
Review and navigate Notes Supported

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Non-Visual Reading

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 100%

Non-Visual Reading

13/13
Initiate "read from here" Supported
Stop and resume reading Supported Continuous reading with Voiceover is supported. The text being read also remains in view.
Proper reading order Supported
Image alternate text reading Supported
Change reading speed Supported
Pauses in TTS reading Supported
Navigation in table Supported
Navigation between internal hyperlinks Supported Links can be navigated and activated with Voiceover. Reading does not start from precise location after tapping the link.
Move to the next block item Supported
Navigate by characters Supported
Navigate by words Supported
Navigate by lines Supported
Navigate the content by headings Supported Navigation is confined to the current HTML file/chapter.

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Visual Adjustment Tests

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 12.5%

Visual Adjustment

1/8
Change font size Supported
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 using Zoom
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 87.5%

Read Aloud

7/8
The content can be read aloud Supported While the read allowed and screenreader system both use VoiceOver, they read at different locations and settings. It can be diffcicult to get read aloud to stop following along and move to a new place.
Stop and resume reading Supported
The Read Aloud feature should continue until interrupted by the user Supported
All text should be read in the proper order Supported
Change Read Aloud reading speed Supported
Text to Speech handles punctuations and document structure appropriately Supported
Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud Supported default yellow highlight
The emphasis or highlight colour can be changed Not Supported

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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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