The Accessible Voting Technology Initiative is working to:
- Understand the barriers and facilitators to voting for people with disabilities
- Identify gaps where current technology fails to fill user needs and where new solutions can have the most impact
- Work to integrate these changes into the current election environment.
This project will address the needs of voters with different types of disabilities, including individuals with:
- Sensory disability (blindness, low vision, hearing loss, and deafness)
- Cognitive and intellectual disability
- Motor mobility and dexterity disability
- Communication and language-related disability
- Disabilities common among older adults.
The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation is leading this project. Its partners in this initiative include:
- Georgia Tech – Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
- Georgia Tech Research Institute
- National Federation of the Blind
- University of Colorado Denver – Assistive Technology Partners
- University of Utah
- University of Washington – Center for Technology and Disability Studies
This project is funded with a 3-year grant from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.