Re: Consensus of the OVC

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 13:24:11 CDT

Hello All:
    Just a reminder. The wiki can be changed by most anyone. Also, I've tried to be careful to report and not create. It may be appropriate to 'soften' the language about the monitors. Also, there is now a testing topic and perhaps someone can add this issue to that topic.
Thanks, Ed Kennedy

Karl Auerbach <> wrote:

On Tue, 25 May 2004, Arthur Keller wrote:

> I notice that the Wiki says that the design monitor size shall be 17"
> measured diagonally. Do we really need a 17" monitor?

Given the price of flat screens, each inch probably adds 25% to %50 more
to the total system cost. Also as screens get bigger the effort to
transport and mount 'em becomes geometrically more difficult.

I suspect that the visually impaired folks (which is not merely blind
people but also older people with degrading, but still quite usable,
vision), who are among the loudest proponents of screen-based voting
technology, to prefer big bold displays with only one contest per
screenful. If that's the case, then big screens add little value.

If one had *two* screens then one could contain a full ballot image (used
only for navigation) and the other a single contest. The full ballot
image would highlight (for example by drawing a colored box around) the
part of the ballot being shown on the actual voting tablet. That approach
would probably be too expensive and it might confuse some folks who try to
vote on the nav screen.


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