Re: How dark is a mark?

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Thu Dec 20 2007 - 06:50:21 CST

On Dec 19, 2007, at 10:52 PM, Arthur Keller wrote:

> I've been an advocate of having the scanner show a summary screen as
> Doug indicates. Is it possible for the screen to be visible to the
> voter, and yet not visible to others?

Use an LCD with a narrow viewing angle and have it face up, so you
look down at it while standing over the ballot box. This works for
everyone who can stand up high enough to look down on it. Sadly,
that means it will lack accessibility for those in wheelchairs.

Or, use a video camera viewfinder display. You can see it if you
are really close, but from any distance, it's just a point of light.

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu
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