[bksvol-discuss] Your input for the Bookshare.org website redesign

  • From: "Lisa Friendly" <LisaF@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 09:59:26 -0800

Dear Booksharians,

I¹m sending this email to you on behalf of the web design team that is
helping us redesign the Bookshare.org website with funding from the new OSEP
grant. The firm is called Mile 7 and the person doing the survey is Jayne
Shurick, cc¹d here. Jayne is interested in doing some user interviews about
the web site.

Here are the specifics:

As you probably know, Bookshare.org has been awarded a large grant by the
Department of Education to provide textbooks to students throughout the
United States.  As part of this grant, the Bookshare.org website is being
redesigned to vastly improve accessibility and usability.  To kick off this
effort, we would like some Bookshare.org users to participate in one-on-one
interviews with our contract usability engineer, Jayne Schurick.  The
interviews will be conducted this week, December 4th and 5th, and will
require about 45 minutes of your time.  If you are interested in
participating, please respond to the questions below. Jayne will select 10
users to participate and will contact you via email to set up a time to talk
using your preferred mode of communication.  

During the interview, Jayne will ask you questions about how you currently
use Bookshare.org and your suggestions for the new website.  In addition,
she will ask you to go to a website that contains some very early prototypes
of a new homepage layout.  She will ask if you like them and how accessible
they are to you.

If you¹re willing to be interviewed, please respond to the following
questions in an email to to Jayne at jaynes@xxxxxxxxxx

Please feel free to resend this email to any members of Bookshare who are
offlist, such as those who belong to Friends of Bookshare.

Here are the preliminary questions to help Jayne select those she will


How long have you been a member of Bookshare.org?

On average, how many books do you download per month?

Do you submit scanned books?

Do you validate books?

Are you an educator or a student?

Your preferred method of communication, for example by phone or email.

Your time zone

Preferred day, December 3rd, 4th, or 5th

Times you are available

Please email your responses to Jayne directly at Jayne Schurick
<jaynes@xxxxxxxxx  and not to me. I am cc¹ing Jayne here.

Thanks, Lisa
(Manager, Bookshare.org)

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