Bookshelf Online v Browser/Cloud-based (Windows 10)
/ JAWS 2019
Name Bookshelf Online
Operating System Windows
Operating System Version
Assistive technology JAWS 2019
Assistive technology features Keyboard, Screenreader/Self-voicing
Last Updated Feb. 21, 2019, 4:44 p.m.
Notes Evaluated using Chrome browser (v.72+.
Unable to navigate by specific page number, navigation is by chapter/section. Unable to create highlights/notes.
Overall, reading experience is positive. Although the user is unable to create highlights or notes in the browser-based version, they can review, access and manage highlights or notes shared by others or ones they create in native version of Bookshelf. The ability to add and manage bookmarks is a nice feature. The display of the table of contents is easy to use and navigate. Selecting an element from the table of contents places the user at the beginning of that chapter/section of the book. There were some issues in the Advanced Math test book with the inability to navigate the equations by character and that the equation was not being displayed in the math viewer.
Operating system/Platform accessibility
The reading system can be activated independently
Able to create VitalSource account through bookshelf.vitalsource.com. Unable to create account through the VitalSource Store due to inaccessibility of Institution drop down list.
The table of contents in the app presents the content hierarchy
Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents
Selecting a sub-section of a chapter does not place focus on that page in the book.
Navigate content by pages
Able to navigate by chapter/section but not by specific page number.
Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content
Using the Previous or Next button moves through the book chapters/sections but not by page.
Read navigation information
Navigating to the page number edit field (using the JAWS command e or shift+e) displays the currently focused page. Also able to determine location in book by listing the headings (Insert+F6).
Perform a search, review the search results
Focus is placed at the beginning of the chapter/section where the searched element is located but not on the actual searched element.
Move across chapters without using TOC
Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks
Add a Bookmark or Highlight
Able to bookmark a page/section of the book. Unable to create highlight/note.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights
Able to review bookmarks, select and navigate to a specific bookmark and delete a bookmark.
Equation is read correctly and announced as "math content clickable". Able to read math equation but unable to navigate by character/element in the equation. When the formula is selected, no content displayed in the math viewer.
Navigating inline MathML with AT and other technologies
Same results as already reported for inability to navigate equation by character/element, identified as "math content clickable" and equation not displayed in the math viewer.
Navigating block MathML with AT and other technologies