[Athen] Nook Study Accessibility Interest Group starting, please join us

Ken Petri petri.1 at osu.edu
Mon Dec 12 12:36:35 PST 2011

The Ohio State University Digital Union and I did an accessibility
evaluation of the Barnes and Noble Nook Study about 6 weeks ago and we
shared it with B&N. After some conversation with Barnes and Noble, we are
starting a Nook Study Accessibility Interest Group (AIG), which will be
housed at the ATHEN Collaboration site.

Beginning in January, we will be meeting monthly via teleconference with
Neil Caron, the Nook Study Product Manager, and others from the Nook Study
team, as appropriate. As a starting point, Neil is summarizing our Digital
Union report into a list of findings with comments, and we will take this
up on the first call. The short range goal will be to prioritize the list
and work out jointly what we'd like to see change in the platform. In the
long term, we will evaluate new release and offer feedback on improvents
and suggest enhancements, with the goal being a powerful textbook e-reading
platform that is usable by all.

I know a number of you on this list have Barnes and Noble as your campus
book store. If you are interested in participating in this group, please
let me know, and feel free to pass on this invitation to colleagues at
other universities. To participate, you'll need to sign a Non-Disclosure
Agreement and join the AIG: http://collaborate.athenpro.org/group/nookstudy/

Ken Petri
Program Director, OSU Web Accessibility Center
102D Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Office: 614.292.1760 | Mobile: 614.218.1499 | Fax: 614.292.4190
http://wac.osu.edu | petri.1 at osu.edu
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