----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 7:35
Subject: RE: BS4-1-1-0 Vibs dialog
enunciating wrong canidate names
Yes, you got it
It would seem
the message "to cancel your vote for" is keyed to the fact that the voter
has just voted a candidate or issue, however it is not the
interrupt, it is a secondary informative message, and so by current design,
is aborted by a new keyboard/keypad event.
Suggestion, issue a confirmation that a keyboard interrupt has
occurred, ""beep"System playback interrupted" or ""beep"Message playback
or ""beeep" "6" key
Followed by "NEW ACTION"
in this case "The next candidate is "NAME"".
additional verbiage would only be necessary for interrupted system playback of
secondary informative messages.
The "advance to
next candidate key" is 6, not 5.
Nel and I have
played around with it for a bit, and have come to the conclusion that you
are pressing 5 to vote for (or cancel your vote for) for a candidate.
At this point it says "to cancel your vote for" and should say Ken
Clark. But before it says Ken Clark, you press 6, and advance to the
next candidate. At that point it says "Jeff Hallmark", because you are
now on the next candidate. If you time it just right, the sentence
gets strung together as "you have canceled your vote for...Jeff
Hallmark", which is obviously not the case. Please confirm that this
is the correct interpretation of your message.
currently by design. The user selected next, we cut off whatever was
playing and immediately speak the next candidate or race audio. Now,
having played the sequence I can see that it could be
confusing. I am not sure: the user did press the 6 key after
all. I'm open to suggestions on how to improve this though. We
might for example play the number key they just pressed "6" before playing
the candidate name. That would break up the
(misinterpreted) sentence at least. Or maybe just a beep would
Vibs dialog enunciating wrong canidate names if voter presses the
"advance to next canidate key" #5.
Voter votes for candidate, for instance Ken
Then if the voter pauses, the system instructs
the voter "to cancel your vote for" and then should
append "Ken Clark" ,
which it does, as long as the voter doesn't
press another key.
At any time the during the system instruction "to cancel your vote
for" if the voter presses the #5 key, the pointer to canidate "Ken
Clark" is lost.
If you time it right the instruction "to cancel
your vote for" will actually speak the next canidates
For example "to cancel your vote for" #5
pressed, then the system appends next canidates name
not the one that they actually voted.