Google Play Books v 5.1.2 (iOS 12.1.3) / Voiceover

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    Google Play Books
  • Version
    5.1.2
  • Operating System
    iOS
  • Operating System Version
    12.1.3
  • Assistive technology
    Voiceover
  • Assistive technology features
    Touch/Gestures, Screenreader/Self-voicing
  • Last Updated
    Feb. 21, 2019, 6:58 a.m.
  • Notes

Summaries

Short summary

Basic and non-visual tests performed with Voiceover screen reader

Long summary

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.

Support Results

Basic Functionality

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 53.3%

Basic Functionality

4/4
Operating system/Platform accessibility Supported
The reading system can be activated independently Supported
Open content Supported The test book was uploaded to Play Books from email attachment.
Listing documents Supported

Navigation

2/7
Not Supported The TOC hierarchy is not reported by Voiceover. All the sections and sub-sections are read similarly.
Not Supported 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.
Not Supported
Supported Horizontal swiping with three fingers can be used to navigate by reflowed pages.
Not Supported Current section name and page number cannot be determined.
Not Supported 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.
Supported

Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks

2/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Supported
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Supported
Add a note Not Supported Feature not supported with Voiceover
Review and navigate Notes Not Supported Notes could not be added and hence could not be reviewed.

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Non-Visual Reading

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 57.1%

Non-Visual Reading

8/14
Initiate "read from here" Supported The text is not highlighted while reading but it remains in view
Stop and resume reading Supported Reading can be stopped and started using the two finger single tap gesture.
All text should be read in the proper order Supported
Image alternate text reading Supported
Change reading speed Supported
TTS allows pause for headings, paragraphs, list items, etc Supported
Navigate between the cells, rows and columns in the table Not Supported Table is read like plain text, no navigation is available with Voiceover.
Navigate between internal hyperlinks Not Supported Navigation to hyperlinks is not supported by Voiceover, hence selection of the link for activation is not possible. Using explore by touch method the links can be activated.
Move to the next block item Not Supported Only Word and Character navigation mode is supported.
Navigate by characters Supported
Navigate by words Supported
Navigate by lines Not Supported On using line navigation, the Voiceover reads by paragraphs.
Navigate the content by headings Not Supported Headings not identified.
Select and copy text Not Supported Text cannot be selected.

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Visual Adjustment Tests

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Visual Adjustment

0/8
Change font size Not Tested
Change background and foreground color Not Tested
Change brightness Not Tested
Apply high contrast system configuration Not Tested
Magnify the User Interface(UI) Not Tested
Change Font Not Tested
Support for SVG Not Tested
Enlarge SVG image Not Tested

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Read Aloud

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Read Aloud

0/8
The content can be read aloud Not Tested
Stop and resume reading Not Tested
The Read Aloud feature should continue until interrupted by the user Not Tested
All text should be read in the proper order Not Tested
Change Read Aloud reading speed Not Tested
Text to Speech handles punctuations and document structure appropriately Not Tested
Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud Not Tested
The emphasis or highlight colour can be changed Not Tested

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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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