See attached. I can’t seem to find this email in the archives – apologies if you tried to look this up first. I have asked Josh to look into that. Ataa is working on the infrastructure to support a back button to instructions, language, and party. Magnify should be “easy” after that work is complete.
Any chance of allowing the Voter the option of the magnify button (in addition to the pollworker option). Anyone see any big downside to it? It is a consistent theme I hear from everyone that it makes sense to allow the voter an option for that as well.
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It is. Consider it submitted.
Here is the catch though (there is always a catch). The user should be given the option to go back to the start screen and change their mind if they think the type is too big or small. We want to do that too, but the code is currently structured in a way that makes it near impossible. By the time the system reaches the start screen, the ballot is already laid out with whatever type was specified by the smart card. Layout happens during the “loading ballot” popup. What would be really slick is if we laid out the ballot in the background for both small and large types while they were reading the instructions. If they hit the start button before their selected type was laid out, only then would the loading ballot popup appear.
All very well. All a lot of work. All less critical than finding a way to upload a few thousand cards in less than an hour.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Steve Knecht
Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Subject: Re: Magnify as button option on TS start menu
This seems like a good idea to me at first blush.
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From: Tari Runyan
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 7:04 PM
Subject: Magnify as button option on TS start menu
I think it would be wise to implement the magnify option at the TS unit itself as part of the start menu – thus allowing the voter the ability to magnify and not "ask" for a card with "Large Type". We may want to label the button "Large Type" next to the "Start" button.
I would like feedback on this from you all as I would anticipate it becoming an RCR from some of our new accounts.
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