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Pacific ADA Center (Region 9)

The purpose of the Pacific ADA Center is to build a partnership between the disability and business communities and to promote full and unrestricted participation in society for persons with disabilities through education and technical assistance.

Recommendations on Removing Barriers for Voters With Disabilities

April 6, 2022

To help improve access to voting, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has finalized its publication that talks about barriers that limit people with disabilities from being able to vote privately and independently. It identifies about two dozen barriers, ranging from limitations of current voting technology to lack of good training for poll workers about the needs of voters with disabilities. It also includes solutions for dealing with these problems.

The publication, "Promoting Access to Voting: Recommendations for Addressing Barriers to Private and Independent Voting for People with Disabilities", is NIST’s response to the March 7, 2021, Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting. 

For more information, see "NIST Finalizes Recommendations on Removing Barriers for Voters With Disabilities".