Apple Books v 4.2.1 (iOS 12) / None

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    Apple Books
  • Version
    4.2.1
  • Operating System
    iOS
  • Operating System Version
    12
  • Assistive technology
    None
  • Assistive technology features
    Keyboard
  • Last Updated
    Feb. 2, 2019, 7:12 a.m.
  • Notes
    iOS 12.1.3 Public beta 4. Books

Summaries

Short summary

Only read aloud and visual adjustments tests have been performed. The basic and non-visual tests are in another evaluation.

Long summary

All fundamental visual adjustment features are supported. The app is notable due to its support for zooming into SVG images.

There is no integrated read aloud feature.

Support Results

Basic Functionality

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Basic Functionality

0/4
Operating system/Platform accessibility Not Tested
The reading system can be activated independently Not Tested
Open content Not Tested
Listing documents Not Tested

Navigation

0/7
Not Tested
Not Tested
Not Tested
Not Tested
Not Tested
Not Tested
Not Tested

Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks

0/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Not Tested
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Not Tested
Add a note Not Tested
Review and navigate Notes Not Tested

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Non-Visual Reading

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Non-Visual Reading

0/14
Initiate "read from here" Not Tested
Stop and resume reading Not Tested
All text should be read in the proper order Not Tested
Image alternate text reading Not Tested
Change reading speed Not Tested
TTS allows pause for headings, paragraphs, list items, etc Not Tested
Navigate between the cells, rows and columns in the table Not Tested
Navigate between internal hyperlinks Not Tested
Move to the next block item Not Tested
Navigate by characters Not Tested
Navigate by words Not Tested
Navigate by lines Not Tested
Navigate the content by headings Not Tested
Select and copy text Not Tested

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Visual Adjustment Tests

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 100%

Visual Adjustment

8/8
Change font size Supported At the top of the app there is a button with a small and larger "A". This brings up a control with options for the page and text. The text size can be reduced and increased through a wide range. The size of images appear to be unaffected.
Change background and foreground color Supported In the visual adjustments panel there is the option to select from White, Sepia, Grey and Night. There is a toggle for Auto-Night theme.
Change brightness Supported In the visual adjustments panel there is a slider for screen brightness.
Apply high contrast system configuration Supported iOS offers Classic Invert and Smart Invert. Both work on the page text. Images are also inverted.
Magnify the User Interface(UI) Supported
Change Font Supported In the visual adjustments panel there is a button for Fonts. From this there is a range of typefaces to choose from, including serif and sans serif fonts.
Support for SVG Supported The gray circle is displayed as expected.
Enlarge SVG image Supported Double tapping the graphic displays it zoomed on its own. It can be further scaled with pinch and zoom gestures.

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Read Aloud

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 0%

Read Aloud

0/8
The content can be read aloud Not Supported There is no integrated read aloud feature.
Stop and resume reading Not Supported There is no integrated read aloud feature.
The Read Aloud feature should continue until interrupted by the user Not Supported There is no integrated read aloud feature.
All text should be read in the proper order Not Supported There is no integrated read aloud feature.
Change Read Aloud reading speed Not Supported There is no integrated read aloud feature.
Text to Speech handles punctuations and document structure appropriately Not Supported There is no integrated read aloud feature.
Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud Not Supported There is no integrated read aloud feature.
The emphasis or highlight colour can be changed Not Supported There is no integrated read aloud feature.

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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

0/18
Detection of aria-details on image (img element) in figure element Not Tested
Moving to extended description inside figcaption Not Tested
Detection and utilization of details and summary elements inside figcaption Not Tested
Detection of aria-details Not Tested
Moving to extended description next to the image Not Tested
Detection and utilization of details and summary elements Not Tested
Detection of aria-details on image (img element) 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
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 image 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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