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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Public Meeting 7-28-15

01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Commissioners will meet to discuss EAC's work on accessible voting and technology research and the results of the Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS).

Tuesday, July 28, 2015; 1:00 – 5:00 PM (EDT); The Grand Hyatt Hotel; Farragut Square/Lafayette Park Room
1000 H St NW; Washington, DC 20001; Phone: (202) 582-1234. 

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Adopted Agenda

Commissioners will meet to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and explore ways to make voting more accessible for individuals with disabilities. The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 mandated that individuals with disabilities be given the same opportunity to vote freely and independently as other voters.  The Commissioners will hear testimony from accessibility advocates, experts, and individuals with disabilities regarding the progress made since the passage of HAVA and the work still to be done. The meeting will be webcast live and an on-demand archived version will be posted within 24-hours. To watch the live webcast, click here.


Accessibility Recommendations from the Transition Report

  • Doug Lewis - Former Executive Director, The Election Center

EAC Sponsored Research And Recommendations to Improve Accessibility

  • Nikki Baines Charlson - Board of  Elections, State of Maryland; Presentation
  • Patrick Leahy - EAC & Shanee Dawkins - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Joint Presentation

Independent Research of Online Voter Registration Accessibility

  • Susan Mizner - Disability Council, American Civil Liberties Union; Presentations One, Two

EAC Research - Poll Worker Training For Voters With Disabilities

  • Michelle Bishop - Voting Rights Specialist, National Disability Rights Network; Testimony; Presentations One, Two, Three, Four

EAC Research - Voting and the Visually Impaired

  • Diane Cordy Golden, PhD - Project Coordinator, Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs; Presentation

Increased Participation For Voters With Disabilities and Next Steps

  • Kathy Hoell, MPA - Executive Director, Nebraska Statewide Independent Living Council; Testimony

2014 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS)

  • Karen Lynn-Dyson - EAC
  • Ron Szoc - Senior Research Director, ICF International
  • John Fortier - Director, Bipartisan Policy Center

Advisory Opinions

EAC Future VVSG Working Group White Paper: The Goals For Future Federal Voting System Standards Development Efforts





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