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Everyone Counts: Voting Accessibility

  • E. Vincent CrossII
  • Shanee Dawkins
  • Jerome McClendon
  • Tony Sullivan
  • Greg Rogers
  • Arit Erete
  • Juan E. Gilbert
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5616)

Abstract

There are approximately 37.5 million disabled Americans of voting age. Current voting technologies have failed to provide Americans with disabilities a voting system that allows them to vote without assistance. Through the use of natural interaction a voting system called Prime III provides a secure and usable voting system for all voters regardless of ability. Prime III was recently tested at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind in which a number of Americans with various disabilities had the opportunity to vote. Participants were tasked with casting their vote using Prime III. The results of this study showed that Prime III allowed voters who where blind, and/or hearing impaired the ability to cast their vote without any additional assistance. The participants noted that Prime III was easy to use and trusted the system to successfully cast their vote.

Keywords

E-Voting Universal Access Multi-modal Interfaces 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Vincent CrossII
    • 1
  • Shanee Dawkins
    • 1
  • Jerome McClendon
    • 1
  • Tony Sullivan
    • 1
  • Greg Rogers
    • 1
  • Arit Erete
    • 1
  • Juan E. Gilbert
    • 1
  1. 1.Suite 3101 Shelby CenterAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

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