Outstanding Use of HAVA Grants in Election Modernization
Election Worker Disability Awareness Training Video
Los Angeles County developed a video tool in cooperation with the Department's Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) to train election workers and election support staff on how to interact with voters with disabilities. The video was produced using HAVA 101 funds and based on group members' own experiences at vote centers. The training video contains vignettes in 9- and 24-minute lengths featuring non-actors and community activists in real scenarios. The video includes closed captioning, an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, and subtitles in 13 languages, ensuring it is accessible to all election workers and can also be used by various community groups. Making voting accessible to all eligible citizens is a priority for the department. This video emphasizes the services currently available to accomplish this goal and serves as a reminder of the best practices for ensuring voters with disabilities get the service they deserve.