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Bookshelf 4.5.1

  • OS: iOS 12.1.3
  • Tested with Braille: No
  • Tested with Screenreader: Yes
  • Input type: Touch

Results for Basic Functionality: 80%

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

Summary

This app can be used to read ePUB files, downloaded from the VitalSource Bookshelf store or sideloaded from a local folder. An account is required in both cases. Bookmarks and notes can be added for books downloaded from the Bookshelf store. Other features are also available for any book. Searching with VoiceOver, selecting precise pieces of text, and navigating between blocks and chapters without using TOC, are not supported.

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 Books can be downloaded from VitalSource Bookshelf store or sideloaded from local folders.
file-310 Listing documents Check if you can navigate inside the bookshelf. Pass Books can be selected with vertical swipes to adjust values and choose the desired publication. Also, A button for searching titles in the bookshelf is available.
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 Select the TOC tab, at the right to the reading tab on the bottom of screen. It shows sections of a unique level, which can be expanded to see contained subsections.
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 Double tap in the desired section, and swipe up to locate the corresponding heading.
nav-110 Navigate content by pages Check if you can navigate the content by pages. Pass Use the toolbar available over tabs, or the Go to page feature, available swiping left from the Reading tab.
nav-210 Navigate forward and backward through reflowed content Use any control or command to navigate forward and backwards in the book content. Pass Swipe three fingers up or down.
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 Previous heading is not reported.
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. Fail The chapter containing the text is focused, but there is no way to locate the precise position with VoiceOver.
nav-510 Move across chapters without using TOC Check if you can move across chapters without having to use the Table of Contents. Fail Sometimes, at the end of chapters, VoiceOver announces the possibility of moving to the next page by swiping three fingers right to left, but this can't be done accurately.
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 Supported only for books downloaded from the VitalSource Bookshelf store. Use the Bookmark button at the top right corner on the screen.
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 Supported only for books available in the VitalSource Bookshelf store. Select text and use the selection menu to add a note.
anno-310 Review and navigate Notes Check if you can review and navigate Notes. Pass

Results for Non-visual Reading: 85.71%

Test book used: Fundamental Accessibility Tests: Non-Visual Reading, version 1.0.0

Summary

This app can be used to read ePUB files, downloaded from the VitalSource Bookshelf store or sideloaded from a local folder. An account is required in both cases. Bookmarks and notes can be added for books downloaded from the Bookshelf store. Other features are also available for any book. Searching with VoiceOver, selecting precise pieces of text, and navigating between blocks and chapters without using TOC, are not supported.

Test results for Non-visual Reading
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
reading-010 Initiate "read from here" Focus on the beginning of a paragraph or a sentence and initiate reading. Reading should continue until interrupted by the user or at the end of the current document, e.g. current chapter. The text being read should preferably remain in view, but this is not a requirement to pass the test. Pass
reading-110 Stop and resume reading Initiate reading from any point in the book. Stop reading and note the last read position. Initiate reading again and check if reading starts at the last read location. Pass
reading-210 All text should be read in the proper order Sample text has been provided to test the reading order. The Paragraph 2 should be read after Paragraph 1. Note that visually Paragraph 2 is placed to the left of Paragraph 1 but it is second in the reading order. Pass
reading-310 Image alternate text reading Ensure that the alternate text for the image is available. Pass
reading-410 Change reading speed It should be possible to adjust (increase/decrease) the speed of reading. This test should be performed using the Assistive Technology being used for accessibility evaluation. Pass
reading-510 TTS allows pause for headings, paragraphs, list items, etc The user should be able to identify the difference between content items such as headings, paragraphs or list items by sufficient pauses in the TTS reading or appropriate formatting in the Braille device. Pass Headings aren't reported in continued reading.
reading-610 Navigate between the cells, rows and columns in the table Check if you can navigate between the rows and columns of the table Pass
reading-710 Navigate between internal hyperlinks Check if you can navigate between internal hyperlinks. Pass
reading-810 Move to the next block item Check if you can move to the next available page element e.g. paragraph, image or table by using a common key/gesture like swipe right, down arrow etc. Fail Navigation between lines is available, but blocks aren't supported.
reading-910 Navigate by characters Check if it is possible to navigate to next and previous character in the book text by way of any command or gesture. Pass
reading-1010 Navigate by words Check if it is possible to navigate to next and previous word in the book text by way of any command or gesture. Pass
reading-1110 Navigate by lines Check if it is possible to navigate to next and previous line in the book text by way of any command or gesture. Pass
reading-1210 Navigate the content by headings Check if you can move to the next and previous headings in this book without using the Table of Contents. Pass
reading-1310 Select and copy text Reading systems should provide the ability to copy pieces of text that could be used for notes, in quotations, or to facilitate searching terms contained in the book. In some cases, this could be achieved using an AT such as a screen reader, for instance with a dedicated cursor or other procedures. Fail When trying to select text, a menu is opened and precise selection isn't supported.

Results for Extended Descriptions: 50%

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Extended Descriptions, version 1.1.1

Summary

Bookshelf (Vitalsource) version 9.2.2 Assistive Technology: Voiceover OS: iOS 13.5.1

Test results for Extended Descriptions
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
extdescription-010 Detection and Utilization of HTML Details and Summary elements Check if you can use HTML details and summary successfully and read the extended description contained in it. Pass The description is read by screen reader
extdescription-020 Technique for linking to a single extended description placed in a separate HTML file via text hyperlinks Check if activating the hyperlink placed under the image takes you to a separate HTML file with extended descriptions, and the back link there brings you back to the image. Fail On activating the link the focus goes to somewhere random in the description area. The back link brings the focus below the first link.

Results for Mathematics: 100%

Test book used: Accessibility Tests Mathematics, version 1.1.1

Summary

VitalSource Bookshelf iOS version 9.2.2 (2651.2.2.2.1744) Assistive Technology: Voiceover iOS 13.3.1

Test results for Mathematics
Test ID Name Description Result Notes
mathml-010 Navigating block MathML with assistive technology and other technologies The test checks if block MathML works with assistive technology and related technologies. Pass The MathMl expression can be viewed in full screen by double tapping on it. In full screen, navigation within the equation is possible with highlighting. The alt text is also read.
mathml-020 Navigating inline MathML with assistive technology and other technologies The test checks if inline MathML works with assistive technology and related technologies. Pass The MathMl expression can be viewed in full screen by double tapping on it. In full screen, navigation within the equation is possible with highlighting. The alt text is also read.
math-image-030 Navigating Block Math images followed by Summary/Details with MathML The test checks if block MathML works with assistive technology and related technologies in a HTML Summary/Details as an option to get at the native MathML. Pass On expanding the details element, MathMl alt text and then the expression is again read out as MathMl with possibility of navigation and highlighting.
math-image-040 Navigating Inline Math images followed by commented out MathML This test shows an inline math expression as an image with only alt-text describing the math equation. This is not ideal but if a publisher can not use raw mathML directly this is an option for reprocessing in the future. Pass