Re: Reading Impaired Interface

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Mon Dec 22 2003 - 17:34:03 CST

That's great, Lori.

I assume you have what you need to create the wav files? You'll probably
want to download the batch we have now (if you haven't already done so).

http://sourceforge.net/projects/evm2003

After you finish recording them, zip up the batch and send to me and I will
post them.

Thanks.

Alan D.

> 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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