Articles by Svetlana Lowry

Lana Lowry is NIST’s expert and project lead on usability for health IT. Lana has conducted extensive applied research in usability and accessibility for several government agencies, most recently on voting systems in the United States for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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]