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Thursday, May 18 • 11:20am - 12:20pm
Technologies that Empower Voters with Disabilities

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Democracy works only if it is accessible to everyone. Alternate Format Ballots and Remote Ballot Marking tremendously increase the participation of voters with disabilities in states that allow these innovations. Learn how remote ballot marking has worked within an already existing absentee ballot system, what tools blind voters use, and how other assistive devices that people with disabilities already have in their homes could be used to enable their full participation in elections.

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John Schmitt

President, Five Cedars Group, Inc.
John Schmitt has been actively involved in Remote Ballot Marking systems since 2007. His company, the Five Cedars Group, produces HTML and large print ballots for all thirty-six Oregon counties. The Alternate Format Ballot process supports the needs of voters with disabilities, a... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
UC Hastings, Room C