Google Play Books v 5.1.2 (iOS 12.1.3)
Name Google Play Books
Operating System iOS
Operating System Version
Assistive technology Voiceover
Assistive technology features Touch/Gestures, Screenreader/Self-voicing
Last Updated Feb. 21, 2019, 6:58 a.m.
Basic and non-visual tests performed with Voiceover screen reader
The app is not suitable for reading with Voiceover. Navigation options are limited. The features not supported are: identifying hierarchy in TOC items, Navigation from TOC to sections, Navigation by Print page breaks, Checking current location information, Text Search, Adding notes, Navigation in tables, Block navigation with Voiceover, Navigation between internal hyperlinks, Navigation by lines and Headings and Text selection/copy.
Operating system/Platform accessibility
The reading system can be activated independently
The test book was uploaded to Play Books from email attachment.
The table of contents in the app presents the content hierarchy
The TOC hierarchy is not reported by Voiceover. All the sections and sub-sections are read similarly.
Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents
After selecting a TOC item, Voiceover focus does not move to the desired location. Voiceover reading cannot be started from anywhere near the selected section.
Navigate content by pages
Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content
Horizontal swiping with three fingers can be used to navigate by reflowed pages.
Read navigation information
Current section name and page number cannot be determined.
Perform a search, review the search results
The search results are not read completely by Voiceover and after selecting the search result, the destination text cannot be read by Voiceover. In fact, Voiceover tends to read parts of passages not visible or relevant.
Move across chapters without using TOC
Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks
Add a Bookmark or Highlight
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights
Add a note
Feature not supported with Voiceover
Review and navigate Notes
Notes could not be added and hence could not be reviewed.