Webinar: Accessible Democracy: Removing Barriers for Voters with Disabilities

Why are people with disabilities underrepresented at the polls?
 
More than 20 million Americans with disabilities are eligible to vote. If people with disabilities voted at the same rate as people without disabilities of similar demographics, there would be about 2.5 million more voters in the U.S. Attend the Accessible Democracy: Removing Barriers for Voters with Disabilities for a discussion with expert panelists from a variety of knowledge areas will discuss barriers and challenges that people with disabilities face when voting. Panelists will discuss:

  • How can we make elections more accessible to disabled voters?
  • How can government, technology, and academia contribute to improving the accessibility of our elections?
  • How can we create lasting change so that all eligible voters can vote?

The event is hoste by the School of Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Contact: SGISD@umb.edu
 

Date: 
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
Zoom
Presenter(s): 
Dr. Valerie Karr, Assistant Professor of International Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, will be the host for this webinar. anelists include:  Virginia Atkinson, Senior Global Inclusion Advisor at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Thomas Hicks, Commissioner, US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Edwin Smith, Director of Global Services and Certification, Smartmatic
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