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Books 1.17

  • OS: macOS 
  • Tested with Braille: No
  • Tested with Screenreader: No
  • Input type: Keyboard

Results for Basic Functionality: 86.67%

Test book used: Fundamental Accessibility Tests: Basic Functionality, version 1.0.0

These tests were done by Richard Orme.

Summary

All fundamental visual adjustment features are supported. There is no integrated read aloud feature.

Test results for Basic Functionality
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
file-010 Operating system/Platform accessibility If you are using a hardware device, it can be started independently and essential accessibility for starting and exiting applications is available. Pass
file-110 The reading system can be activated independently If you are using a reading app that requires you to create an online account then the complete getting started process should be accessible. Pass
file-210 Open content Open the Fundamental Accessibility Test book in the reading system. Pass As standard the Books app is configured as the EPUB reading app. It can be opened from the Finder, then it is added to the bookshelf. Once there it is simple to find again and open.
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass The titles in the bookshelf can shown as tiles or a list, which can be navigated by keyboard or mouse. The titles can be grouped and sorted in a variety of ways to make a larger collection easier to navigate.
nav-005 The table of contents in the app presents the content hierarchy Check if the table of Contents is accessible and its hierarchy is presented correctly by the reading system Pass The table of contents can be reached from an icon on the tool bar, with the keyboard shortcut "command T", or in the View menu. The hierarchy is represented correctly. Sub-levels are shown indented and with a grey background.
nav-010 Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents Check if you can navigate to a section by using the table of contents. Pass
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Fail
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass It is possible to move through the screens with the arrow keys.
nav-310 Read navigation information Use the "Where am I?" or any other similar command available in the reading system and check if you can get information about your current position in the book. Fail
nav-410 Perform a search, review the search results Perform a search, review the search results and navigate to the selected search result in the content. Pass
nav-510 Move across chapters without using TOC Check if you can move across chapters without having to use the Table of Contents. Pass
anno-010 Add a Bookmark or Highlight Some reading systems may have a Highlight feature in place of Bookmarks. The tests for Bookmarks may then be performed with Highlights. Pass A highlight is made by selecting the text, then choosing a color. Notes can then be added.
anno-110 Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Check if you can review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights. Pass
anno-210 Add a note Add a Note at this location in the book. Provide a few lines of text in the Note. Pass
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Pass

Results for Visual Adjustments: 100%

Test book used: Fundamental Accessibility Tests: Visual Adjustments, version 1.0.0

These tests were done by Richard Orme.

Summary

All fundamental visual adjustment features are supported. There is no integrated read aloud feature.

Test results for Visual Adjustments
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
visual-010 Change font size Use the controls available in the application or else in the operating system to change (increase/decrease) the size of the font. The font size change should apply uniformly on all the book content including the Table of Contents, Footnotes, Page List, Notes and Bookmarks. Pass At the top of the app there is a button with a small and larger "A". This brings up a control with options for the page and text. The text size can be reduced and increased through a wide range. The size of images appear to be unaffected.
visual-110 Change background and foreground color Change background and foreground colour (May be through reading system feature or through OS settings). Pass In the menu View there is Theme, which offers White, Sepia, Grey and Night.
visual-210 Change brightness Use the controls available in the application or else in the operating system to change (increase/decrease) the screen brightness. Pass Achieved in this evaluation with the keyboard control provided on the Macbook (on F1 and F2 keys).
visual-310 Apply high contrast system configuration The reading system interface and book content except images should respect the high contrast mode (invert colors) if present in the Operating System. Pass Color invert selected via System preferences/Accessibility/Display worked as expected.
visual-410 Magnify the User Interface(UI) Use the controls available in the application or else in the operating system to magnify the Reading System screen. All aspects of the User Interface such as Menus, Pop-up Windows, Dialog Boxes and Search Box should get magnified uniformly. Pass
visual-510 Change Font Choose from a selection of fonts, including sans-serif and serif options. Pass Several typefaces can be selected. In the tool bar at the top of the reading window there is an icon with a small capital A and a larger capital A. This opens a menu to adjust visual the appearance of pages and text.
visual-610 Support for SVG Check if a image is displayed below this paragraph. This image is in SVG format. Pass The gray circle is displayed as expected.
visual-710 Enlarge SVG image Check if the image given in the previous test can be enlarged. Pass The SVG image can be double clicked to show in its own window. The zoom feature of iOS can be used to enlarge. There is no image zoom feature provided in the app.

Results for Read Aloud: 12.5%

Test book used: Fundamental Accessibility Tests: Read Aloud, version 1.0.0

These tests were done by Richard Orme.

Summary

All fundamental visual adjustment features are supported. There is no integrated read aloud feature.

Test results for Read Aloud
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
ReadAloud-010 The content can be read aloud Focus on the beginning of a paragraph or a sentence and initiate reading with text-to-speech using a feature of the reading system. Fail A limited integrated read aloud feature is provided. Text can be selected, then then in the context menu, under More, there is Start speaking. This reads the highlighted text only. There is no read along emphasis, and no controls to pause and restart reading.
ReadAloud-110 Stop and resume reading Initiate reading from any point in the book. Stop Read Aloud and note the last read position. Initiate reading again using the Read Aloud feature and check if reading starts at the last read location. Fail
ReadAloud-210 The Read Aloud feature should continue until interrupted by the user The Read Aloud feature should continue until interrupted by the user, keeping the text being spoken in view. Fail
ReadAloud-310 All text should be read in the proper order Sample text has been provided below to test the reading order. The Paragraph 2 should be read after Paragraph 1 by the Read Aloud feature. Note that visually Paragraph 2 is placed to the left of Paragraph 1 but it is second in the reading order. Fail
ReadAloud-410 Change Read Aloud reading speed It should be possible to adjust (increase/decrease) the speed of reading. Fail
ReadAloud-510 Text to Speech handles punctuations and document structure appropriately When Read Aloud is activated, there should be slight pauses after headings, list items etc., rather than reading as if it is one continuous section of text. Pass
ReadAloud-610 Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud Check if the Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud. Fail
ReadAloud-710 The emphasis or highlight colour can be changed Activate Read Aloud feature as described in the previous test. Change the colour of emphasis or visual highlight of the text being read aloud using any feature available in the reading system or the operating system. The users should have a choice of different colours for text highlighting. Fail