Usability Evaluation of Accessible Mobile Voting UI

A prototype based on the Accessible Mobile Voting System User Interface Specification was created for usability testing. Usability evaluations were conducted with individuals with low vision, dexterity impairments, dyslexia, and no impairments. Results of the study inform user interface designers, election officials, voting system manufacturers, and the general public on the specific needs of different user groups and design considerations for a universal mobile voting interface.

Publications and Presentations

  • Ismirle, J., O'Bara, I., Jackson, J. E., & Swierenga, S. J. (2016). Touchscreen voting interface design for persons with dexterity impairments: Insights from usability evaluation of mobile voting prototype. In F.F.-H. Nah and C.-H. Tan (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Vol. 9752. HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations: Information Systems (pp. 159-170). Switzerland: Springer International.
  • Ismirle, J., O’Bara, I., Swierenga, S. J., & Jackson, J. (2016). Touchscreen voting interface design for persons with disabilities: Insights from usability evaluation of mobile voting prototype. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 60th International Annual Meeting, 60(1), 780-784. Washington, D.C.: Human Factors & Ergonomics Society. doi: 10.1177/1541931213601179
  • Jackson, J. E., Ismirle, J., O'Bara, I., & Swierenga, S. J. (2016, March 25). Touchscreen user interface design for persons with dexterity impairments. Presented at the 31st Annual CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, CA.