View ElectionAccess.org Before the Official Launch!

Publication Date: 
12 May 2015

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Please join us for a preview of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) newly revamped website, ElectionAccess.org. The website is the world’s first and only free resource on the global political rights of persons with disabilities: it’s a one-stop-shop for advocates and government officials to learn about election laws, global best practices and assistive devices.

Since 1998, ElectionAccess.org has served as an online global clearinghouse dedicated to showcasing laws and tools associated with the political participation of persons with disabilities. The re-launch features a complete redesign and new and updated resources, including:

  • Legal excerpts from relevant international and national laws;
  • A library of publications related to disability rights and political participation; and
  • Examples of inclusive voter education from around the world.

 

During this sneak peek ahead of the website’s official public launch, IFES Manager for Global Access and Inclusion Programs Virginia Atkinson and Inclusion Program Coordinator Anais Keenon will describe the collaborative process used to develop the site and highlight its accessibility features. Guests will then have the opportunity to explore ElectionAccess.org using laptops and tablets stationed around the room. As a valued partner, your feedback on functionality and content is most welcome.

ASL interpretation will be available for this event. Requests for other reasonable accommodations can be made at the RSVP link.

Lunch will be provided.

Learn more about IFES’ work on disability rights.

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