VitalSource Bookshelf Online v Browser/Cloud-based (Mac OSX10.14 Mojave 10.14 Mojave)
/ VoiceOver using gestures and keyboard.
Name VitalSource Bookshelf Online
Operating System Mac OSX10.14 Mojave
Operating System Version
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.
Basic Fundamental and Non-Visual tests evaluated.
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.
Operating system/Platform accessibility
The reading system can be activated independently
Create account in bookshelf.vitalsource.com.
No issues locating and opening book.
Books are marked with headings in the Library.
The table of contents in the app presents the content hierarchy
The TOC is structured correctly and displays sub-chapter sections.
Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents
Selecting a sub-section from the TOC places the user on that section in the book.
Navigate content by pages
Able to select and go to a specific page in the book. Focus is placed on the selected page in the book.
Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content
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.
Read navigation information
Using the VO rotor (VO+u) the user can identify current location be reviewing the headings.
Perform a search, review the search results
Selecting a search result places the user on the searched content in the book.
Move across chapters without using TOC
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
Add a Bookmark or Highlight
Able to add a bookmark to a chapter/section of the book but not on specific text.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights
Selecting a bookmark places the user at the beginning of the chapter/section in the book that was bookmarked.
Add a note
Due to browser environment, unable to create highlights/notes.
Review and navigate Notes
Able to review and select already created highlights/notes.