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Accessible voting in Manhattan, New York.

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On August 9, a U.S. District Judge ruled that thousands of voters with disabilities faced barriers when trying to vote in Manhattan, NY. The case focused on barriers within the built environment, including ramps that were too steep, inadequate signage, and improperly placed voting equipment.

The city’s Board of Elections has been ordered to come before the court to discuss possible remedies for the presidential elections in November.

In addition to environmental barriers, the technology that voters use to cast their ballots could prove impossible for people with disabilities to use independently, or at all.

What comes to mind when you imagine a truly Universal Design voting process? To be part of this discussion click here.


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