Re: VII design issues

From: charlie strauss <cems_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Mon Nov 24 2003 - 16:08:04 CST

Just a thought. You are discussing how to do complicated tree
navigation without proliferating the number of buttons involved for the
voter. This is obviously a good consideration when the (blind) user
might have difficulties registering his hands over the right keys.

One possible modality would be to have two quick presses (or even a
chord press) change the action of the key. for example, press the left
and right arrows simultaneously to exit or request help, or othewise
signal an escape form the normal pattern of the keys. Or maybe this
would cause problems for indexterous users?

On Nov 24, 2003, at 12:18 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:

> Jan,
>> After the voter has gone through all contests, the selections are
>> read back and the voter is given the option to quit or modify some
>> of the selections. If the latter is chosen, then after each modified
>> contest another quit-or-continue question will be posed. Should this
>> be accompanied with another read back of selections? For all contests,
>> or just the modified one?
> I think the voter should have the option to hear all the selections
> read
> back.
>> If the voter chose to continue and modify, but then changed his mind
>> and want to exit, there must be some other way out than by entering
>> one of the contests. I guess the only reasonable way is to change the
>> behavior of the Up Arrow when in "confirmation mode".
> You should probably do it the best way according to your best estimate.
> Thanks.
> Alan D.
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