The National Technical Assistance Center for Voting and Cognitive Access helps protection and advocacy systems, election officials and people with disabilities to make voting accessible for all citizens.
The Center is managed and operated by leaders in the self-advocacy movement.
EXCITING NEWS FROM PROJECT VOTE
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2012 Election Day Checklist Report
Very little information is known about the voting experiences of voters with disabilities. There are many personal stories about experiences but very little information about the group as a whole. Congress needs this type of information in order to continue to support the Help America Vote Act which has made it easier for people with disabilities to cast a ballot privatly and independently.
During the 2012 election SABE's National Technical Assistance Center for Voting and Cognitive Access with the support of P&As, LEND Programs, and Self Advocacy groups conducted an Election Day Checklist with 164 voters with disabilities. Click here to see the results of this survey.
FREE Project Vote! Webinar about Election Day Survey Results.
Hosted by SABE's National Technical Assistance Center for Voting and Cognitive Access
10:30am to 12pm Pacific Time
11:30am to 1pm Mountain Time
12:30pm to 2pm Central Time
1:30pm to 3pm Eastern Time
Panel Discusses: SABE and NDRN worked together to create a short Election Day checklist that was used to interview people with disabilities duing the 2012 election.
Join us to learn what the checklist results tell us about the voting experiences of individuals with disabilities.
On April 23rd Nancy Ward, NTAC Staff, testified to the National Council on Disability about voting accessibilty. Click here to read Nancy's testimony. Click here to read the testimony from the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).
Watch this video of her speaking about the prime 3 voting system that was used at the SABE National Self Advocacy Conference.
Watch our public service announcement about voting
MY VOTE by Jeff Ridgeway
They say I can’t vote
They say the decision is not mine
They say I don’t understand
I guess they think they’re being kind
I wonder what they would say or think if they only knew
That when they call the President “Our President”,
I want to Call him mine too.
If I never get the chance to Vote -
Pulling the lever, punching the card, or writing the name down.
I stay the same - dumb, misinformed, unchanged, unempowered.
That is what this world expects me to be.
But I want so much more
I want to be the most educated - the most informed - the most totally changed - the most totally empowered person that I can be when I vote.
I can make a difference and then I can say with pride,
but My President
because I helped put him there.”