Assistive technology features Touch/Gestures, Screenreader/Self-voicing
Last Updated Feb. 19, 2019, 3:03 p.m.
Only tests able to be done with screen reader are performed.
This app can be used to read ePUB files, downloaded from the VitalSource Bookshelf store or sideloaded from a local folder. An account is required in both cases. Bookmarks and notes can be added for books downloaded from the Bookshelf store. Other features are also available for any book. Searching with VoiceOver, selecting precise pieces of text, and navigating between blocks and chapters without using TOC, are not supported.
Operating system/Platform accessibility
The reading system can be activated independently
Books can be downloaded from VitalSource Bookshelf store or sideloaded from local folders.
Books can be selected with vertical swipes to adjust values and choose the desired publication. Also, A button for searching titles in the bookshelf is available.
The table of contents in the app presents the content hierarchy
Select the TOC tab, at the right to the reading tab on the bottom of screen. It shows sections of a unique level, which can be expanded to see contained subsections.
Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents
Double tap in the desired section, and swipe up to locate the corresponding heading.
Navigate content by pages
Use the toolbar available over tabs, or the Go to page feature, available swiping left from the Reading tab.
Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content
Swipe three fingers up or down.
Read navigation information
Previous heading is not reported.
Perform a search, review the search results
The chapter containing the text is focused, but there is no way to locate the precise position with VoiceOver.
Move across chapters without using TOC
Sometimes, at the end of chapters, VoiceOver announces the possibility of moving to the next page by swiping three fingers right to left, but this can't be done accurately.
Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks
Add a Bookmark or Highlight
Supported only for books downloaded from the VitalSource Bookshelf store. Use the Bookmark button at the top right corner on the screen.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights
Add a note
Supported only for books available in the VitalSource Bookshelf store. Select text and use the selection menu to add a note.