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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Allen court using QR codes to aid potential jurors"

Rebecca S. Green reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in story that begins:

FORT WAYNE – Allen Superior Court will soon be testing the use of QR codes that would help potential jurors communicate with the courts.

Quick response codes, or QR codes, are two-dimensional codes, commonly used now in marketing and consumer advertising. Read using apps on smart phones or other computing devices, the codes often take the user to a website, or provide other data such as a coupon.

In June, the county unveiled a postcard juror notification program that provided potential jurors with the address for a website or a telephone number to complete their questionnaires. Six months later, Allen County announced potential jurors could use text messaging to communicate with the court system.

The QR codes would make it even easier, and require nothing more than a free app for a cellphone. Those with smartphones can access the website and questionnaire using the QR codes.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 28, 2013 02:43 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts