Re: Some feedback on Automark machines

From: Teresa Hommel <tahommel_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Fri May 27 2005 - 19:03:21 CDT

FYI It is my understanding that only about 10% of blind people can read
braille. Some people who lose their vision due to diabetes lose the
sensitivity in their fingers, and cannot learn braille or other tactile
systems.

Teresa Hommel

David Webber (XML) wrote:

>FYI, DW
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: John Gideon [mailto:jgideon@votersunite.org]
>Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 11:39 PM
>To: Linda Schade
>Subject: Re: "DOES ES&S REALLY WANT TO SELL THE AUTOMARKMACHINES?"
>
>
>Linda,
> Here are the facts that you can pass on to David so he can pass them
>on to the OVC list, if he wants. This information is from my contact:
>
>First of all he needs to realize that there were not any standards for
>ballot marking devices before AutoMARK came to certification. Secondly,
>Wylie Labs shut down certifying voting equipment in November so AutoMARK had
>to start from scratch at Sytest. Considering how long it takes to certify
>and that they basically had every test possible applied to the ballot
>marking device, the machine is much more robust than when they started
>certification. In addition, it has passed the most stringent of tests in
>the 2002 standards. They don't think many systems can say that at this
>point. Until the DREs start printing braille receipts, there is no other
>system that can provide true "accessible verification" as does the AutoMARK.
>
>
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