Ace’s outputs a human-readable report in HTML format, detailing the automated tests. You can see which tests failed and why; and also see extracted data, such as a list of images, along with accessibility information for each, to highlight potential problem areas and to assist in manual checking.
Includes the version of Ace, the report date, and some basic metadata extracted from the book, for identifying the publication.
The report contains a table listing the violations found in the EPUB. The table columns are:
Impact: the severity of the violation
Rule: identifier for the rule that was violated
Location: where in the book the violation occurred
Details: suggestions on how to fix the problem, as well as a link to the relevant topic page in our online knowledge base.
There is a set of drop-down filters at the top of the table where you can refine by Impact, File, and Rule.
The outlines are intended to assist with manual checking. They represent extracted views of different aspects of the EPUB. The outlines are:
- Table of contents, taken from the EPUB navigation document
- Headings, including indications of missing heading levels (i.e. going from
- HTML, which is a view of just the heading content and sectioning content
Accessibility metadata summary
This section lists both present accessibility metadata, summarized in a table, as well as a list of what’s missing or empty.
This table contains each image in the EPUB and information about it. The table columns are:
Image: the image itself
alt attribute: the contents of the
aria-describedby: the contents of the element referenced by the
Associated figcaption: the
figcaptionfor this image
Location: location in the EPUB of this image