Current research and development being conducted by the international Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure Consortium (GPII) is to create technology for cloud-based accessibility. Using this new technology, users of computer systems can create personal profiles that specify how computer applications should be configured to meet their individual needs. National Institute of Standards and Technology researchers have developed a prototype voting support system with enhanced accessibility capabilities based on the cloud-based accessibility work of the GPII, to evaluate the applicability of this new technology in the voting domain. Using this prototype, the Next Generation Voting Platform (NGVP), voters can use a mobile device (e.g. tablet computer) to exchange data with a cloud-based system to download settings in order to configure complex ballot interfaces for marking a blank ballot. The research performed on the NGVP suggests that cloud-based accessibility has the potential to be useful to voters when integrated into mobile ballot-marking systems.
3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust
August 2-7, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Accessibility, Cloud-Based Accessibility, Help America Vote Act, HAVA, Human Factors, Voting Systems, GPII