Most of these tips correlate to one overarching principle: assistive technology as an extension of a person's personal space, perhaps best understood as an extension of their body.
Thank you to Rita Howells and the Illinois Assistive Technology Program for providing these home button accessibility insights.
I was diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when I was entering sixth grade. One of the accommodations on my individualized education plan (IEP) was to have text read aloud. It helped tremendously.
To increase efficiency and reduce or eliminate the possibility of harm (e.g. neck/back pain, repetitive stress injury, vision problems), products that are advertised as “ergonomic” may be appealing. Buyer beware!
Thanks to Laura Hall of the Michigan Assistive Technology Program for recounting her experience troubleshooting at the polls.
Did you know that in 2016, 25% of the total electorate--62.7 million eligible voters--either had a disability or were living with a household member with a disability?
In California a system that aspires to crack the barriers to universal voting access continues under development as part of a larger statewide voting access reform effort.
Concerned about potential barriers at your polling place? Make some inquiries in advance of election day and plan ahead! Here are tips and resources...
In 2002, the Help Americans Vote Act (HAVA) established minimum standards for federal election administration, including updating and upgrading voting equipment. The expectation was the new equipment would allow individuals with disabilities to independently and privately mark, verify and cast their ballots. We are not yet there...
The first in our 3-part series! Learn what to expect from accessible voting systems and how to prepare for November.