Re: EVM2003 Status Report(s)

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Thu Nov 13 2003 - 13:21:56 CST


> I like the simplicity of the auditory interface that has been designed.

> Has there been any thought to the handling of write-in votes using the
> interface, ....
Yes, this was discussed at some length beginning with a post Jan made Oct
30. Please read here:

>or is this something that will be put off until after the demo?

> Two thoughts came to mind -- spelling the write in name using recorded
> letters, (easy) or using a text-to-speech interface like Festival to say
> the name (more difficult).
Speech to text no. Please read OCT discussion.

> In any case, the user should be able to hear the letter as it is typed,
> and when the backspace key is pressed, so they know which letter they
> are removing, perhaps something like "delete a". When they are done
> with the entry and press the key to enter, it should read (or spell)
> their entry.
Please contact Jan for these details.

> Also, I would be happy to record the wav files. Is there any script
> written for them, or should I just download the wav files already
> created and re-record them, or figure out which wav files need to be
> recorded on my own?
Please contact Jan. He mentioned that he would like some help with the

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