Use of the accessible mail-in system relies on a voter having access to a computer, printer and the internet in the first place.
Disability and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
These articles on Disability and Democracy concern the extra barriers that many voters with disabilities face while trying to exercise their most basic rights and the many people working to find solutions. Also see our main section on American Democracy and our articles on Voter Suppression or Voter Access.
Issues with voting accessibility have persisted for years in Wisconsin, but the pandemic brought them to the forefront.
US “voters with visual impairments say without accessible absentee ballots they must risk their health or give up privacy”, Aljazeera.
Though a landmark legislation, the American with Disabilities Act has not offered the disabled their full rights as they still face discrimination.
Russian interference in 2016 explains the focus on election security ahead of 2020. But disability groups are saying this is hurting voter accessibility.
West Virginia is moving to become the first state to allow people with disabilities to use technology that would allow them to vote with their smartphones.
November 22, Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin signed into law a new bipartisan legislation which creates new accommodations for people with verbal challenges.
This week, ten United States presidential candidates will take the stage to debate healthcare and others issues affecting people with disabilities.
HRW: it is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Marca Bristo, tireless partner to and supporter of Human Rights Watch’s Disability Rights program.
The Trump administration has axed a program that allowed immigrants with serious health conditions – including children and people with disabilities