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Contributed by Joel Zimba, Special Projects Coordinator, MDTAP

One kind of assistive technology we rarely mention is the accessible voting machine.  Primary Voting Day in Maryland is today, June 24.  You can check with the Board of Elections to see if your polling place is accessible using this link:  http://www.elections.state.md.us/voting/accessibility.html

The touch-screen voting machines used by the state have many accessibility features.  The displays offer high-contrast and larger text options as well as adjustable settings for a more suitable viewing angle.  The machines can be operated while in a seated position.  A set of headphones and an external keypad will be provided in order to use the voting machine with an audio interface.

If you have any disability-related issues while voting, you can contact the Maryland Disability Law Center at:  410-727-6352, ext. 2507.   


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