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Re: touch screen

Some comments I have on the attached document:
  1. Thick red ovals were promoted on AccuVote-OS ballots because red was apparently a highly visible color to visually impaired voters - now we are hearing the opposite.
  2. Races are in fact identified every time they are referred to on the audio ballot.  If no action is taken with respect to a current candidate, race text playback is repeated.
  3. How could the card reader be 'better identified' to someone who is blind?
  4. What do you mean by the candidates being numbered on the voice instructions?
  5. Note that the function of the 2 and 8 keys is dissimilar from the 4 and 6 keys.  2 and 8 are activated only if the Race Keys check box is selected in AccuVote-TS Options in GEMS, and allow the operator to immediately skip to the prior race or advance to the next race, without enumerating candidates to the beginning or the end of the candidate list, respectively.
  6. Magnify should always be available as an option, with or without the audio ballot.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 7:30 AM
Subject: RE: touch screen

Thank you Mrs. Bergeron.  I will send it to the support group for


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@gesn.com [mailto:owner-support@gesn.com] On Behalf
Of Greg Forsythe
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 10:03 AM
To: Support
Subject: Fw: touch screen

BS 4-3-7  GEMS 1-18-11    Company manufactured ten-key keyboard

Comments received from visually impaired voter

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wilson, Cathy" <Catherine.Wilson@ottawa.ca>
To: "'Greg Forsythe'" <gfglobal@earthlink.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 10:04 AM
Subject: touch screen

> Hi Greg
> I'm not sure if Derek sent this information to you after your touch
> presentation in Ottawa.  So, I'll send it along to you now, basically
> notes taken during your presentation and some of the comments might be
> useful to Diebold.
>  <<Touch Screen Voting Presentation - Notes.doc>>
> Catherine Bergeron
> City of Ottawa Elections Officer
> (613) 580-2424, ext. 44127
> catherine.wilson@ottawa.ca