Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC)
Human Factors and Privacy Subcommittee (HFP)*
March 16, 2007
Updates and planning for March TGDC meeting (Allan Eustis)
2. Summary of HPF discussion items for March TGDC meeting
3. Other issues.
Allan Eustis, David Baquis (U.S. Access Board), John Cugini, Nelson Hastings,
Sharon Laskowski, Tricia Mason, Wendy Havens, Whitney Quesenbery
Updates (Allan Eustis):
have been sent to TGDC on CDs. Public web page has been posted with
information for the meeting. The plenary meeting is currently structured
so that non controversial requirements material will be discussed on
Day 1, leaving Day 2 open for longer, complicated discussions. Mary
Saunders of NIST will be presenting on Day 2 as well - her office supervises
the NVLAP effort.
started the meeting by going through her slides being presented at the
plenary meeting. Basically the presentation is going to be a progress
report, discussing changes or issues in the HFP sections, issues requiring
further analysis, usability benchmark development, and next research steps.
there are three significant changes since the December meeting:
is regarding availability of font sizes and contrast for all visual
systems, not just for accessible voting systems. This will be removed
from HFP section, and added under general requirements.
is on general, continuous adjustability, voters can switch between 3
modes: visual, audio, or visual and audio. Voter will also be able to
switch between languages.
the safety requirement now refers to UL 60950 instead of OSHA requirement.
require further analysis:
verification and accessibility issue. This will be discussed in detail
on Friday at the SI & accessibility panel. We have written a draft
requirement for a starting point for discussion.
usability testing. We're not changing the requirement, just want to
support it better. We want to add specifics for voting systems for the
ISO standard being used. Sharon to add a slide on the ISO CIF.
metrics. Sharon will discuss overall performance metrics. Status for
generating these metrics will be discussed later in presentation.
Do we discuss this at meeting? Definitely. This was put into to parallel
a requirement for the blind, after comments on VVSG 05. This could disqualify
accessibility testing/evaluation. This will cover the entire election
process. Vendor must document how system should work and it must be
testable. We will go over our motivation for this testing. The goal
is to create a place for a test method to not only look at the piece
parts, but how they fit together.
Sharon is still working on these slides. The general goal is to have a
quantitative benchmark requirement and to achieve that we had to develop
a test protocol method, determine how to count errors, and define what
errors looked like. Sharon will go over that methodology and report back
the data that was found. She will include a slide of the characteristics
a good test instrument must have. Results being reported are supported
by others doing testing that have found the same results.
steps will be the last slide:
- We want
to harmonize with the EAC accepted D4D ballot guidance
specific plain language guidance
for cognizant disabilities
commented that the VVSG as a whole was looking great, good job to everyone
Meeting adjourned at 11:50 a.m.
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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