Google Play Books v 5.0.5 (Android 9) / Talkback

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    Google Play Books
  • Version
    5.0.5
  • Operating System
    Android
  • Operating System Version
    9
  • Assistive technology
    Talkback
  • Assistive technology features
    Touch/Gestures, Screenreader/Self-voicing
  • Last Updated
    Feb. 21, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
  • Notes

Summaries

Short summary

Basic and non-visual tests performed with Talkback screen reader

Long summary

The app is more suited for using the Read Aloud feature instead of Talkback for reading. Due to the unique design of the app, many features although supported are not useful for the Talkback users. The Talkback reading and navigation is confined to the current page and because of this the app cannot be used for regular continuous reading. The tests not supported are Print page navigation, Identifying current location in book, Continuous/stop/start reading with Talkback, Block level navigation, navigation using headings and Copying of text.

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 The test book was uploaded to Play books from device memory
Listing documents Supported

Navigation

5/7
Supported The app provides controls to expand and collapse the chapters in the TOC. The Talkback users can get some information about the hierarchy from this. However, the hierarchy should be made more explicit to non-visual users.
Supported After selecting a TOC item, the target page. The navigation needs to be made seemless. snapshot needs to be activated and then the desired section needs to be located using Talkback gestures.
Not Supported
Supported Reflowed page navigation is available.
Not Supported All desired information cannot be obtained without losing reading position.
Supported Reading cannot be started precisely from the searched term.
Supported With page navigation chapters can be navigated.

Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks

4/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Supported
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Supported
Add a note Supported On double tap and hold a menu pops up. With Talkback add note option can be activated. However, precise text selection is not supported with Talkback.
Review and navigate Notes Supported

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Non-Visual Reading

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 64.3%

Non-Visual Reading

9/14
Initiate "read from here" Not Supported The Talkback reading is limited to the current screen/page. It does not proceed to the next screen/page.
Stop and resume reading Not Supported Talkback reading is limited to current screen only.
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 Supported Table cells can be navigated using the default Talkback gesture. Talkback also reads the column headers during navigation. Navigation by orws and columns should also be provided.provide
Navigate between internal hyperlinks Supported Hyperlink navigation is currently confined to the current screen. It should allow navigation to links on other pages.
Move to the next block item Not Supported
Navigate by characters Supported
Navigate by words Supported
Navigate by lines Supported
Navigate the content by headings Not Supported Heading navigation with Talkback although supported is confined to the current screen only and hence is not useful.
Select and copy text Not Supported Text selection cannot be expanded or contracted with Talkback.

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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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