Accessible Polling Places

Thursday, October 4, 2018


Voting is a fundamental right for everyone, including citizens with disabilities. This timely webinar will cover access to polling places, from arrival onto the site to the casting of ballots, as required under laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Presenters will review design requirements for accessible routes, parking, entrances, and voting equipment to ensure that polling places and the voting process are inclusive of all. This includes the Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines (VVSG) promulgated by the Election Assistance Commission (EAC). HAVA requires that at least one voting machine in every precinct, all across the nation, be accessible to people who are blind, have low vision, or have limited hand dexterity. This webinar will include discussion and examples of the technologies used by accessible voting machines.
 
Bruce Bailey Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology Specialist US Access Board
Paul Beatty Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services U.S. Access Board
 
Note: Captioning will only be available on the Blackboard Collaborate Formated version of the presentation available in the Blackboard Webinar Archives link. Captions are not available in the MP4 version of the presentation.