Re: Vision impaired interface

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Fri Oct 31 2003 - 13:15:06 CST

On Friday 31 October 2003 07:21 am, Douglas W. Jones wrote:
> The Avante keyboard has one
> modification, 4 "huge" keys on the for corners. These huge
> keys are the entire navigation scheme for voting on the
> ballot, and there is a scheme for write-in votes that allows
> you to use them to pick letters from the alphabet, very
> cumbersomely.

I have used joystick composition of letters on a computer game,
with voice feedback on each letter entered. Clumsy, but doable.
So the user does not have to speak, and the privacy problem is
solved just with that and headphones.

We don't have to invent a new solution. We have to do at least as
well as existing DREs, which do support private voting by the
blind. (Where we can find improved solutions, so much the
better.) Maybe we can get an election official to arrange for
public product demos by the vendors.

-- 
Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
Encore Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd.
Computers for all of us
http://www.simputerland.com, http://cherlin.blogspot.com
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