Accessible Voting in Illinois Polling Place Access, Universal Design, and Accessible Absentee Voting – Taking Illinois to the “Next Level” August 25, 2010. This Presentation. Part I: Accessibility of Polling Places Overview on Accessibility Where Illinois is
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Accessible Voting in IllinoisPolling Place Access, Universal Design, and Accessible Absentee Voting – Taking Illinois to the “Next Level”August 25, 2010
FYI Accessible Versions of this presentation also available
Work with advocates and people with disabilities nationwide
Leading provider of accessibility solutions for elections
Work with 50 states and several territories
250 solutions for polling place access
Assistance with survey review, access solutions, accessible voting accessories and more
Also work on service station access, business access, and drive thrus for the deaf and hard of hearing
But Inclusion Solutions (and Everyone Counts) can help take Illinois to the Next Level and remain a national leader!
Other Machine Accessibility
Inclusion Solutions Has Provided Hundreds of Polling Place Access Products to IL
Quicky Show Several Solutions
Inclusion Solutions Can Also Provide Other Solutions for “Privacy and Independence”
There are Also Upgrades to Make Exisiting System Better
Existing Solutions Don’t Work – for Access and More
All of the benefits of DREs in that it can securely and privately transmit the ballot electronically (with military-grade encryption)
Absentee and UOCAVA voting that is also accessible
All of the benefits of the AutoMARK or a paper-based system in that it can also print out a ballot and create a paper trail
Best of all, it’s a “universally designed” voting platform. Voters with and without disabilities are voting on the same system. You would only need one voting system statewide throughout Illinois – and it would serve all of these different constituencies
Voters Can Use it at the polling place, at an “alternative accessible voting area” or outside of the polling place if the site is inaccessible.
Experience: Solutions for Voters with Disabilities Developed with Advocates
Critical to any access solution is working with local and national advocates as part of the process
That’s why it’s exciting to have both advocates and members of the election community here
Other technology has been used in the 2009 elections in Hawaii and in Washington State (as well as worldwide), where it provided unprecedented accessibility for voters with disabilities. Everyone Counts and Inclusion Solutions is also close to agreements with several other states to implement this technology in the near future.
Franklin County Washington used it as an unprecedented accessible “Vote by Mail” solution during the 2009 elections
Orange County Florida Pilot for 2010