Articles by Sharon Laskowski

Dr. Laskowski and her group develop usability and accessibility standards, metrics, and evaluation methods for voting systems, biometrics, health care information technology, and information analysis. Since 2002, Sharon has led the NIST effort to develop the usability and accessibility standards and test methods for voting systems in the United States.

Plain Language Makes a Difference When People Vote

Abstract The authors report on a study in which 45 U.S. citizens in three geographic areas and over a range of ages and education levels voted on two ballots that differed only in the wording and presentation of the language on the ballots. The study sought to answer three questions: Do voters vote more accurately […] [Read More]