Assistive technology features Touch/Gestures, Screenreader/Self-voicing
Last Updated Feb. 13, 2019, 6:52 a.m.
Only basic and non-visual tests performed with screen reader. App can be used to read book content both with Voiceover and in-built TTS.
This app has been designed mainly for users with disabilities. The book content can be read comfortably with the in-built TTS read aloud feature. The reading and navigation with Voiceover is also supported.The only missing feature is navigation by print page breaks.
Operating system/Platform accessibility
The reading system can be activated independently
The test book was side loaded from email.
The table of contents in the app presents the content hierarchy
The Voiceover reports the hierarchy of the items in the TOC by announcing its "heading level". The sub-sections are wrongly announced as level 3 instead of level 2.
Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents
Navigate content by pages
Print page navigation feature is not supported. There is no go to print page or page list.
Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content
Scrolling gesture can be used to move forward and backwards in the book content. In rich text view heading navigation can also be used.
Read navigation information
The name of current section and sub-section is displayed at the top of the screen. The percentage read information is provided at the bottom of the screen. With Voiceover this information can be obtained and reading can be started by searching the last location which is somewhere on the screen.
Perform a search, review the search results
On activating the searche result, the Voiceover focus does not move to the searched term in the book content. The Voiceover reading can be started from top of screen or the searched item can be located by exploring the screen with Voiceover.w
Move across chapters without using TOC
Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks
Add a Bookmark or Highlight
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights
Add a note
The dedicated text selection feature can be used with Voiceover to highlight text and place a note.
Two finger single tap can be used to stop and start Voiceover reading
All text should be read in the proper order
Image alternate text reading
Change reading speed
TTS allows pause for headings, paragraphs, list items, etc
Navigate between the cells, rows and columns in the table
Row navigation is available in Voiceover rotor.
Navigate between internal hyperlinks
There are issues in using hyperlinks with Voiceover and it should be fixed. When a hyperlink is activated, visually the focus moves to the target location. However, if the Voiceover swipe right gesture is used for reading, the focus returns to the source location. If the screen is tapped after click