Allow customer-defined page turn points on screen

Status: Acknowledged
I just scanned tons of reviews complaining of the lack of page-turn buttons on the glow light. Personally, I'm surprised that BN, and that other reader company, haven't been hit with an ADA suit from people without the use of both hands. Most of the complaints were from people without the use of their right hand. Why force the right side of the screen to be 'forward'? My first Palm reader app from many years ago allowed choosing which screen area and button was considered 'forward' and 'backward', - including the top and bottom of the screen. It would also scroll text or turn pages automatically at varying speeds without having to touch anything. Yes, that slowed your reading down a bit, but let you read with dirty or wet or no hands. Surely somebody at BN could match the functionality of something from the 90's. I also add my vote for increased functionality for the shelves, but BN has been ignoring that one ever since I've been a customer, so I'm not holding my breath.
Categories: New Product Ideas
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by on ‎11-08-2013 10:16 PM

This actually makes a lot of sense.  The older NST's had an option to program the buttons, so you could have the upper buttons turn the pages back and lower ones forward or vice versa.  So a similar option should be able to allow a user to have the left thumb touch trigger a page forward, instead of the standard right thumb touch.  I find that I can turn the page with my left thumb by swiping, but it's more effort, and very clumsy for me since I'm very right handed.

by Administrator BN_AlexG on ‎11-18-2013 04:26 PM
Status changed to: Acknowledged
Thank you for the feedback!
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