If people with disabilities voted at the same rate as non-disabled voters, 2 million more votes would be cast. What is getting in the way of disabled voters exercising their rights?

 

That's what host Imani Barbarin uncovers in Vote for Access, a five part series addressing the problems with voting for people with disabilities, and some solutions that everyone should know about. For transcripts of these videos, click here or see below for download links for both English and Spanish.

 

Our goal is to push for better resources, funding, and awareness to improve accessibility and outreach for disabled voters. For more information, comments or questions, send us an email at voteforaccess@blockbyblockcreative.com.

 

VOTE FOR ACCESS

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Imani Barbarin

Host

A graduate of Eastern Univerity with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in French from the Sorbonne, Imani Barbarin writes from the perspective of a black woman with Cerebral Palsy. She specializes in blogging, science fiction and memoir. Ironically, she did not like the idea of writing this mini-bio.

 

Resources

ELECTION ACCESSIBILITY

DURING COVID-19

The National Disability Rights Network's Statement on Elections Accessibility during the COVID-19 Pandemic

FIND YOUR LOCAL P&A

Get connected with the National Disability Rights Network and find your local Protection & Advocacy agency

A GUIDE TO PRO VOTER REFORMS

The National Disability Rights Network's guide for P&A agencies to advocate for accessible implementation of pro-voter reforms at the state level

 

Produced By

Rooted in Rights
Block by Block Creative
 

Participating Sponsors

Protection & Advocacy (P&A) agencies in fifteen states worked together to create the Vote for Access series. Sharing expertise from around the country allowed us to investigate issues important to people with disabilities in a variety of communities.

Disability Law Center of Alaska Logo
Disability Righs Connecticut Logo
Disability Rights New Jersey Logo
Disability Rights Arkansas Logo
Disability Rights Florida Logo
Disability Rights North Carolina Logo
Michigan Protecton and Advocacy Service, Inc Logo
Disability Righs Pennsylvania Logo
Arizona Center for Disability Law Logo
Kentucky Protection and Advocacy Logo
Disability Rights South Dakota Logo
Disability Rigts Texas Logo
Disability Rights Washigton Logo
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