VitalSource Bookshelf Online v Browser/Cloud-based (Mac OSX10.14 Mojave 10.14 Mojave) / VoiceOver using gestures and keyboard.

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    VitalSource Bookshelf Online
  • Version
    Browser/Cloud-based
  • Operating System
    Mac OSX10.14 Mojave
  • Operating System Version
    10.14 Mojave
  • Assistive technology
    VoiceOver using gestures and keyboard.
  • Assistive technology features
    Keyboard, Screenreader/Self-voicing
  • Last Updated
    March 26, 2019, 11:45 a.m.
  • Notes
    Evaluated in Safari with VoiceOver.

Summaries

Short summary

Basic Fundamental and Non-Visual tests evaluated.

Long summary

Overall good reading experience. Selecting to navigate from the TOC, search results, by page number or by bookmark places the user on the desired location in the book. There are some issues when navigating using internal hyperlinks or by Previous/Next buttons requiring the user having to interact with the book reader frame. Due to browser environment, user is unable to create highlights/notes but able to review/access highlights/notes already created. It would be a nice feature if the user could add a bookmark at a specific line of text in the book rather than just at the beginning of a chapter.

Support Results

Basic Functionality

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 93.3%

Basic Functionality

4/4
Operating system/Platform accessibility Supported
The reading system can be activated independently Supported Create account in bookshelf.vitalsource.com.
Open content Supported No issues locating and opening book.
Listing documents Supported Books are marked with headings in the Library.

Navigation

7/7
Supported The TOC is structured correctly and displays sub-chapter sections.
Supported Selecting a sub-section from the TOC places the user on that section in the book.
Supported Able to select and go to a specific page in the book. Focus is placed on the selected page in the book.
Supported Able to navigate between chapters/sections using the Previous/Next buttons. User is required to interact with the book reader frame to access book content.
Supported Using the VO rotor (VO+u) the user can identify current location be reviewing the headings.
Supported Selecting a search result places the user on the searched content in the book.
Supported Using the Previous/Next buttons moves the user between chapters/sections of the book. The user has to interact with the book reader frame to access the book content.

Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks

3/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Supported Able to add a bookmark to a chapter/section of the book but not on specific text.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Supported Selecting a bookmark places the user at the beginning of the chapter/section in the book that was bookmarked.
Add a note Not Supported Due to browser environment, unable to create highlights/notes.
Review and navigate Notes Supported Able to review and select already created highlights/notes.

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Non-Visual Reading

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 100%

Non-Visual Reading

14/14
Initiate "read from here" Supported
Stop and resume reading Supported
All text should be read in the proper order Supported
Image alternate text reading Supported Alt text is read correctly.
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
Navigate between internal hyperlinks Supported Able to navigate between internal hyperlinks but user has to select to interact with book reader frame after the hyperlink is selected and focus is not placed on the associated hyperlink.
Move to the next block item Supported
Navigate by characters Supported
Navigate by words Supported
Navigate by lines Supported
Navigate the content by headings Supported
Select and copy text Supported Able to copy and paste content from the book using standard browser commands (command+c, command+v).

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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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