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Voting and the Disability Community: Progress Made and Needed
Voting is a fundamental right in the United States for all individuals. This webinar will focus on that right for voters with disabilities. Our panel will discuss how the disabled community fared in the 2020 elections with vastly expanded voting by mail, consolidated polling places, persistent privacy concerns, and limited resources, among other barriers, and the path forward. After exploring these experiences and providing international comparisons, panelists will provide their feedback and recommendations regarding the accessibility and ballot access standards in the ABA Standing Committee on Election Law’s Election Administration Guidelines and Commentary and also examine the “Options to Consider for Voters with Disabilities” in the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice’s Voting Rights Toolkit. Have we met or approached hoped for progress outlined in ABA Resolution 14A113B on the accessibility of the electoral process.

-Lou Ann Blake – Director of Research Programs, Blindness Initiatives, National Federation of the Blind
-Eve Hill – Partner, Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP; Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
-Lia Sifuentes Davis – Senior Litigation Attorney, Disability Rights Texas
-Chad Vickery – Vice President, Global Strategy and Technical Leadership, International Foundation for Electoral Systems
-Jason D. Kaune – Partner, Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni, LLP; Programming Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Election Law
-Denise Avant – Chair, ABA Commission on Disability Rights

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Apr 20, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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