Concept: Adaptive Voting Toolkit
Enhancing community voting participation and knowledge
About this concept
The text that follows describes the concept presentation poster
- Create FLEXIBILITY in the voting process
- Build COMMUNITY
- Increase long-term KNOWLEDGE
- ADAPTABLE to all ages, locations, ability levels and culture
The Adaptive Voting Toolkit is used to increase knowledge about the voting process by the use of different mediums. This Toolkit will enable students to become more knowledgeable as well as introduce disability education. For the young student level, this toolkit may contain things such as games and books and be implemented into class work.
Adapting for higher education, this toolkit may include mock voting materials to increase knowledge. Students at this age may need incentive or rewards associated with their participation.
The final phase of this toolkit is to be a guide and set-up process for poll workers. These workers have varying abilities and needs that are considered during training and set-up. This toolkit will also include material on accessibility education and awareness.
- Training poll workers and educating voters
- Helping current and future voters through voting process
- Consideration of diversity in poll workers and voters
- One size does not fit all
This education and training is based on a cycle of learning core concepts, reinforce with practice, participate in the real world, and find growth opportunities.
The learning activities evolve as the children grow up:
- Introducing young children through games, coloring books and classroom training.
- Engaging tweens through mock voting, incentive volunteering, knowledge building
- Older teens become exceptional poll workers and knowledgable voters
- Various training media
- Simple to set up
- Accessibility awarness
Universal Design Principles applied to this concept
- Equitable Use: These toolkits are designed to have equivalent knowledge materials and resources to all people of varying abilities.
- Flexibility in Use: Flexibility is available by having adaptable stages of this toolkit (ie. young students, high school and beyond).
- Simple and Intuitive: Each kit within itself will be simple and intuitive in all mediums available and targeted for specific user.
- Perceptible information: These kits are designed present the same information in multiple methods (Tactile materials, verbal, digital, etc.)
- Tolerance for Error: Clear directions with using the materials and resources of this kit will hopefully reduce the potential for error.
- Low Physical Effort: Physical Effort depends on the type of toolkit being used. If a person has a problem with physical activities this toolkit allows alternatives.
- Size & Space for Approach and Use: Will be determined with further revisions
Additional materials for this concept
The investment is built in three stages
There are gaps in training & tools as well as access