Re: Reading Impaired Interface

From: Lori Flynn <lori_at_soe_dot_ucsc_dot_edu>
Date: Mon Dec 22 2003 - 17:13:02 CST

 hello,

 I will be happy to.

 Lori

On Mon, 22 Dec 2003, Alan Dechert wrote:

> 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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