I received a call from State of Virginia
with the following questions regarding red ovals and I need assistance in
1.) Can we use red ovals? Yes the color of
red ink must be Pantone 032
2. ) Are there issues with the blind
population in regards to seeing the red ovals? According to the National Institute for the Blind, 90% of the
blind have limited vision. Those that are colour blind see colour in
shades of grey. Red is seen as almost black. The ideal is a 14
point font on white paper with good lighting. I would think that
using one of those technician's lamps with the circular fluorescent
lamp and magnification would be ideal. I believe they are used
for repairing circuit boards.
3.) What is the acceptable width of the
line that makes up the red oval?
4.) Can I print all ovals in black and
then make a second pass at the ballot covering the black ovals with red
ink? I have run an election with this
combination. About 4,000 voters. No
5.) Does anyone have the printer specs
for red ovals?
They would like a response by September
1, 2001 so that they can discuss at a state wide
I would suggest you call the local blind
association and discuss what is ideal.
Thanks in advance for your
President of Operations