Preliminary Reports from AVTI Partners
These short reports are a summary of some of the work the research teams are focusing on in building a strong picture of the current landscape for participation in elections by people with disabilities.
Participation in Elections by People with Disabilities: A Statistical Snapshot
Thad E. Hall, University of Utah and R. Michael Alvarez, Caltech
Accessible Voting Technologies: Review of Voting Systems in Use
Deborah Cook and Mark Harniss, University of Washington
- Acrobat PDF version or Microsoft Word version
- Synthetic Speech Example (MP3)
- Human Speech Example (MP3)
- Video showing mismatch between visual and audio text (YouTube)
Disability Assistive Technology Applications for the Voting Process
Greg McGrew, Assistive Technology Partners, University of Colorado
Persona Sketches of Voters with Disabilities
CATEA, Georgia Tech
- Persona sketches (HTML)
We have assembled some background reading that you may find helpful in preparing for the workshop. These links are all basic information you can use as an introduction to any of the topic areas you may be less familiar with.