Content Working Group Meeting
December 5, 2012
Elaine Ober, co-chair
Lucia Hasty, co-chair
Steve Landau, Touch Graphics
Bryan Gould, WGBH NCAM
Ed Summers, SAS Institute
Steve Noble, METRC Study, U of OR, video description
Julie Noblitt, DIAGRAM Community Manager
Robin Seaman, Dir. of Content Acquisition, Bookshare
Betsy Beaumon, Benetech
Welcome and Roll Call: Elaine Ober
Meeting Flow today: Time Keeper: Elaine, Notes: Lucia
We are currently half way through the grant year. Should plan to show some significant accomplishments by end of April 2013
Item #1: Single book/brochure explaining DIAGRAM concept with 10 sample accessible images that have been comprehensively treated so others have tangible examples of what we’re trying to facilitate. Have to determine:
1) who is the audience?
2) what formats/production methods will be included?
3) what images will be included (& from where)?
Need to identify different people within the group to handle different aspects of this project.
Julie added that all of the other working groups are anxious to have a sample/example book for their work.
publishers and their eco-system (distributors, conversion vendors, other retail partners)
TVIs and content specialists throughout school districts
in-district materials producers
end users (customers)
reading tool makers
Formats/production methods to be included
You tube video for how to access the book
Sample files that publishers can see what it looks like
Elaine: Pearson believes accessible e-Pub3 is the current answer
Deliver the booklet as an accessible ePub3
Bryan: do a prototype of 1 example book to figure out a process to do it
Betsy: a sampler with a wide range of book types from different publishers
Robin: “less is more”- one or two page example
Bryan: Exemplar would have all the explanatory materials about the project.
Robin: broadest possible application
Lucia: Need to ID what alternate formats will be in the example booklet
Volunteers for a sub-group to look at the kinds of questions that publishers will want info for:
Steve L.: will volunteer to produce examples
Steve N.: Proof of concept- make sure it is MathML
Ed: Need to look at how the examples will be used. Check with TVIs in addition to
What content types to be included:
What narrative info should be included (outline of what needs to be included, then assign people to write each section)
Elaine will poll group about CSUN meeting.