Apple Books v 1.17 (MacOS ) / None

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    Apple Books
  • Version
    1.17
  • Operating System
    MacOS
  • Operating System Version
  • Assistive technology
    None
  • Assistive technology features
    Keyboard
  • Last Updated
    Jan. 24, 2019, 4:57 p.m.
  • Notes
    Apple Books version 1.17 build 1640) on MacOS Moja

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.

There is no integrated read aloud feature.

Support Results

Basic Functionality

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 86.7%

Basic Functionality

4/4
Operating system/Platform accessibility Supported
The reading system can be activated independently Supported
Open content Supported As standard the Books app is configured as the EPUB reading app. It can be opened from the Finder, then it is added to the bookshelf. Once there it is simple to find again and open.
Listing documents Supported The titles in the bookshelf can shown as tiles or a list, which can be navigated by keyboard or mouse. The titles can be grouped and sorted in a variety of ways to make a larger collection easier to navigate.

Navigation

5/7
Supported The table of contents can be reached from an icon on the tool bar, with the keyboard shortcut "command T", or in the View menu. The hierarchy is represented correctly. Sub-levels are shown indented and with a grey background.
Supported
Not Supported
Supported It is possible to move through the screens with the arrow keys.
Not Supported
Supported
Supported

Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks

4/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Supported A highlight is made by selecting the text, then choosing a color. Notes can then be added.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Supported
Add a note Supported
Review and navigate Notes Supported

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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 menu View there is Theme, which offers White, Sepia, Grey and Night.
Change brightness Supported Achieved in this evaluation with the keyboard control provided on the Macbook (on F1 and F2 keys).
Apply high contrast system configuration Supported Color invert selected via System preferences/Accessibility/Display worked as expected.
Magnify the User Interface(UI) Supported
Change Font Supported Several typefaces can be selected. In the tool bar at the top of the reading window there is an icon with a small capital A and a larger capital A. This opens a menu to adjust visual the appearance of pages and text.
Support for SVG Supported The gray circle is displayed as expected.
Enlarge SVG image Supported The SVG image can be double clicked to show in its own window. The zoom feature of iOS can be used to enlarge. There is no image zoom feature provided in the app.

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Read Aloud

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 12.5%

Read Aloud

1/8
The content can be read aloud Not Supported A limited integrated read aloud feature is provided. Text can be selected, then then in the context menu, under More, there is Start speaking. This reads the highlighted text only. There is no read along emphasis, and no controls to pause and restart reading.
Stop and resume reading Not Supported
The Read Aloud feature should continue until interrupted by the user Not Supported
All text should be read in the proper order Not Supported
Change Read Aloud reading speed Not Supported
Text to Speech handles punctuations and document structure appropriately Supported
Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud Not Supported
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

0/18
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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