DC's Blind Voters Will be Able to Vote Independently for the First TimeBy AT Journal, Vol. 90, No. 1
Publication Date: February 2004
Article discusses the Help America Vote Act of 2002, which helped all citizens of the District of Columbia, including the 22 thousand individuals who are blind and have disabilities to vote secretly and independently in the country’s first primary election in January 2004. The Help America Vote Act requires that one accessible touchscreen voting unit be available in every polling place. Washington is conducting the election on a “blended system,” which gives voters the choice of voting on an accessible electronic touchscreen or on a paper optional scan ballot. The accessible system allows the voter to sue headphones to hear the ballot and vote following the prompts.
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