Re: Access for hearing impaired

From: Jan Karrman <jan_at_it_dot_uu_dot_se>
Date: Mon Apr 05 2004 - 05:43:04 CDT

On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, David Mertz wrote:

> It's slightly odd how people with kinda irrelevant
> disabilities sometimes worry about the RII not assisting them. I don't
> know Keuffel's specific abilities; but for most hearing impaired or
> deaf voters, the regular GUI interface is just as good for them as for
> an average voter. Obviously, there could be compound issues along with
> deafness: motor impairments, language difficulties; sightedness;
> etc.--we plan to provide accommodation for other classes of voters over
> time (but even the demo should work for 90%+ of the disabled
> population; and also, for example, for illiterate English speakers).

I believe his concern was about not being able to verify his ballot.
But the BVA could of course display the choices as well as reading them.

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