Voting Technology for People with DisabilitiesBy Feldman, Naumi; Hyman, Julie; Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York, Inc.
(Pages: 49) Publication Date: March 2003
Report discussing accessible voting machines evaluated at the Voting Technology Fair in the spring of 2002, which was sponsored by the Manhattan Borough President’s Office and the Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York City, New York. The report is based on observation of the voting machines, interviews with manufacturers at and following the Voting Technology Fair, and written comments provided by survey respondents. For each machine, the report describes basic components and functions, accessibility features, and a summary of the comments and suggestions for improvement provided by the individuals who attended the fair. Eight voting machines were evaluated: (1) the VOTE TRAKKER EVC308, from Avante International Technology, (2) the AccuVote-TS System, from Diebold Election Systems, (3) the Ivotronic v200, from Election Systems and Software, (4) the DIRECT Vote, from Encrypted Voting Machine Systems, (5) the eSlate 3000, from Hart Intercivic, (6) the AVC Advantage, from Sequoia Voting Systems, (7) the AVC Edge, also from Sequoia Voting Systems, and (8) the VOT Center from Voting Technologies International.
Assistive Products Discussed: VOTE-TRAKKER
IVOTRONIC TOUCH SCREEN VOTING SYSTEM WITH AUDIO BALLOT FEATURE
ESLATE DISABLED ACCESS UNIT (MODEL DAU 5000)
Published by: Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York, Inc. (Website:http://www.cidny.org)
Link to text: http://www.cidny.org/content/cidnyweb/Files/Advocacy_Outreach/Poll_Site_Accessibility/Voting_Technology_for_People_With_Disabilities.pdf