Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC)
Human Factors and Privacy Subcommittee (HFP)*
June 15, 2007
Updates (Allan Eustis)
2. Discussion of Edits from Last Telecon
3. New Wording for Benchmark Usability Requirements
4. Other Issues
Allan Eustis, David Baquis (U.S. Access Board), Elle Colver (EAC), John
Cugini, John Wack, Nelson Hastings, Secretary John Gale, Sharon Laskowski,
Tricia Mason, Wendy Havens, Whitney Quesenbery
E: We plan to have a draft agenda for the July 3rd plenary meeting to
go to EAC next week. The meeting should start around 11:30 a.m. EDT,
working lunch at 1:30 p.m. EDT, and ending no later than 5:30 p.m. EDT.
W: We are putting together a web site containing the latest VVSG with
latest chapters broken out for review http://vote.nist.gov/TGDC/vvsg07-report.htm
- The draft
should be in good shape and deliverable to Allan Eustis by next Friday,
- HFP will
also have a 5 page explanatory paper on benchmarks by Friday, June 22,
suitable for public and TGDC review.
Cugini pointed to the requirements on personal assistive technology
(3.3.1.C) and audio interfaces (3.3.3.C1 and 3.3.3.C2). These requirements
allow for connectors to Acc-VS. There was an issue that these may have
security risks, but it was clarified that we wrote requirements that
did not preclude interfaces but that they MUST meet all security requirements
to be allowed. The section will remain as written. Whitney pointed out
that we want to make sure that TGDC did not write requirements that
prohibit future innovative solutions.
- The glossary
has changed, and the chapter has been harmonized to match the new terms.
E.g., ballot choice now means an option within a contest on the ballot,
not the action by the voter.
- The definition
summative usability testing has been added and slightly modified per
- The performance
requirements were modified. The subcommittee was asked to review these
carefully. There were five new metrics added along with their definitions.
The last two, which are reporting requirements, will be moved to volume
3.2.5 (Poor Vision) was slightly tweaked to clarify the mean of poor
vision per the request of Commissioner Davidson of the EAC.
3.2.7 (Alternative Languages) which was discussed at the last couple
HFP meetings was decided to be left as written, per instructions from
was a pointer added in section 3.3.1 (General) regarding usability requirements
also pertain to Acc-VS.
- Per recommendations
from David Baquis, we are using "low vision" as opposed to
"partial vision" to harmonize with the U.S. Access Board.
Laskowski is working on the 5 page explanatory paper on benchmarks.
It will include a pointer to a website explaining measuring usability
Cugini will be removing all pointers in the HFP chapter and cleaning
it up for submission on June 22nd to Allan Eustis. He will provide a
clean copy with a "notes and changes" sheet.
for July 3rd Teleconference
meeting will be a document review.
- HFP has
3 things to present: 1) short write-up explaining the benchmarks, 2)
review of chapter, and 3) changes to chapter since May plenary.
telecon is scheduled for: Friday, June 22, 2007 at 11 AM ET. The subcommittee
will be discussing the benchmarks write-up.
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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