Re: Reading Impaired Interface

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Mon Dec 22 2003 - 16:10:33 CST

Karl,

> Just a teensy-tiny nit about the audio files (at least the ones that I
> listend to for the ballot-readback tool (bva): The spoken version
> contained the phrase "democrat party". Here in the US that particular
> phrasing is typically used as a subtle pejerative form of more correct
> phrase "democratic party". We should endevour as much as possible to
> avoid inadvertent coloration or politization (sp) of the demo.
>
Frankly, I wasn't all that happy with my recordings. I intended to re-do
them when I found time. I'm not finding much time for it in the next week
or two.

It's not a huge job but there is some effort involved. I made 116 wav
files -- one for each possible selection on our demo ballot -- and another
13 wav files for "no preference indicated for ...." Each recording runs
from around 4 to 8 seconds. If anyone wants to re-record these files, have
at it!

Also, I thought it might be better to have a female voice. So if Lori Flynn
or Carol or others want to try it, please do so.

Alan D.
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