Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC)
Attendees: Alexis Scott-Morrison, Allan Eustis, Commissioner Davidson (EAC), David Baquis (U.S. Access Board), John Cugini, Mat Masterson (EAC), Sharon Laskowski, Wendy Havens, Whitney Quesenbery (late)
Administrative Updates (Allan Eustis):
Modifications to VVSG Chapter (John Cugini):
Usability Performance Benchmarks (Sharon Laskowski):
There were four different types of voting systems tested, with about 50 participants for each system. We'd like to have about 100 people each to tighten the confidence intervals. Using the statistics collected and analyzed, we will have benchmarks for completion rate, perfectly cast ballots, and accuracy. The voting systems used had been used before for federal elections and they were only certified with VVS 2002 standards. The fixes that need to occur on the voting systems appear to be easily accomplishable; we do not feel we are setting impossible benchmarks. Other data was also collected and will be reported for time and subjective satisfaction (there will not be benchmarks for these). The TGDC agreed that accuracy measures could be a pass/fail benchmark and that time/efficiency/satisfaction would be informational data points.
Sharon will pick benchmarks over the weekend and fill them into the standard. The data used to set these benchmarks will be available for anyone wishing to see how numbers were reached. The test protocol will be made public.
David Baquis brought up the issue of two font sizes and the requirements having to do with magnification. It was decided that the requirements would be left as written.
telecon is scheduled for: Friday, June 15, 2007 at 11 AM ET
[* Pursuant to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, the TGDC is charged with directing NIST in performing voting systems research so that the TGDC can fulfill its role of recommending technical standards for voting equipment to the EAC. This teleconference discussion serves the purposes of the HFP subcommittee of the TGDC to direct NIST staff and coordinate its voting-related research relevant to the VVSG 2007. Discussions on this telecon are preliminary and do not necessarily reflect the views of NIST or the TGDC.]
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