The voting system is designed as a voting solution for all and offers several options for voters with accessibility needs to vote in a private and independent manner.
The following user interfaces are available:
Voter navigates their ballot using one of the available accessibility devices and the visual display
Visual display can be masked and the voter uses headphones to navigate an audio ballot using one of the available accessibility devices
Visual & Audio Mode
Voter navigates their ballot using one of the available accessibility devices, the visual display, and the audio ballot
The voting system is available with a range of accessibility devices that voters can use to navigate through the ballot and make their selections— a hand-held controller called the Audio Tactile Interface (ATI), sip and puff device, or paddle device.
The Audio Tactile Interface (ATI) is the handheld device that is used by a voter during an Accessible Voting Session to navigate through and make selections to their ballot. The ATI:
- Has raised keys that are identifiable tactilely without activation (i.e. raised buttons of different shapes and colors, large or Braille numbers and letters)
- Can be operated with one hand
- Includes a 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Includes a T-Coil coupling
- Has a T4 rating for interference
- Uses light pressure switches
- Can be equipped with a pneumatic switch, also known as a sip and puff device, or a set of paddles.
The voting system can present the ballot in audio only, visual only, or both audio and visual modes, depending on personal preference. Voters can adjust the rate and volume of their audio ballot, as well as the text size and contrast of the display, or disable the display entirely for added privacy.
Every voter conﬁgurable option is automatically reset to its default value with the initiation of each new voting session.