I’m happy to pass along that my MIT VTP colleague, Ted Selker, recently received a much-deserved award from the American Association of People With Disabilities — their Thomas Paine Award. The MIT press release announcing Ted’s award noted that he received the award for his research that:
… has focused on improving the human interface in voting machines to better orient voters, provide visual cues and feedback and allow voters to double-check choices. He has also created “audio voting” technology that lets voters hear instructions on earphones; he has shown that an “audio trail” is more verifiable than a paper trail. Dickson also praised Selker and the Voting Technology Project (www.vote.caltech.edu) for developing hard data on voting problems, an alternative to partisan speculation about election follies.
It’s fantastic to see that Ted’s work is receiving such attention from the AAPD — congratulations, Ted!