Re: Vision impaired interface

From: Alan Dechert <adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Fri Oct 31 2003 - 13:23:28 CST

Ed,

> 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.
>
Can you describe in a little more detail how it worked? It sounds like it
might be similar to what I've described for using the arrow keys.

> We don't have to invent a new solution. ...
>
Right. But unless there is GPL software (preferably in Python) that we
could use, we will likely have to do some coding anyway.

> We have to do at least as well as existing DREs, which do
> support private voting by the blind. ....
>
Agreed.

> (Where we can find improved solutions, so much the
> better.)
>
True. But for the demo, we don't have to be better. For the production
system we need to be better (I don't see this as a large challenge, btw).

--Alan D.
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