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Voting during a pandemic is on everyone’s mind as some are registering to vote while others have begun receiving their ballots. Blind people have the added concern of getting information and being able to vote in an accessible format.
To that end, on October 2, we held a panel all about accessible voting to address these national concerns with four speakers, all experienced in advocating for voting rights for people who are blind or have low vision.
Our panelists were:
Eve Hill, Disability Rights attorney acting on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind
Michelle Bishop, Voter Access & Engagement Manager, National Disability Rights Network
Ardis Bazyn, California Council of the Blind
Claire Stanley, American Council of the Blind