Augmenting Voting Interfaces to Improve Accessibility and Performance

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Author(s): 
Lorin F. Wilde
Ted Selker
Jonathan A. Goler

Reading disabled (RD) voters represent approximately 1 in 7 voters. Current electronic voting technologies exhibit substantially different error rates between RD voters and non-RD voters. These error rates are not consistent. For example, full-faced voting systems are better suited for RD individuals, while page-by-page systems are better for non-RD voters. We seek to analyze the differences in the voter’s performance in order to build interfaces that reduce mistakes and errors for both RD and non-RD voters.

Date Published: 
11/30/2008
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