Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Electronic Touch Screen Voting Machines Improve Access for Voters with Disabilities

 For the first time in South Carolina history, people with disabilities will be able to vote in private and without assistance.
For visually impaired voters, the new electronic touch screen voting machines will feature Braille-embossed navigation buttons, accompanied by audio instructions, to make voting easier.

Voters who have difficulty reading or seeing the screen will now be able to vote confidentially by using the audio instructions feature to guide them through the voting process.

The system is also easily portable, making it accessible to people with physical limitations. The machine is wheelchair accessible and can be placed on the lap. For voters with disabilities that prevent them from physically entering the polling place, the machine can easily carried outside for curb-side voting.

The touch screen voting machine meets the applicable requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
To access the CDR Library: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/CDR/index.asp

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