Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ontario: New voting technology to aid disabled

New voting technology to aid disabled

Elections Ontario is promoting some new technology that will allow people with disabilities to vote independently.

It will be the first time the technology will be widely available to Ontario voters, said Greg Essensa, Ontario's Chief Electoral Officer.

The voting tools, which aid individuals with mobility and visual challenges, include a Braille key pad, a "sip and puff" straw for those who don't have the use of their hands, and foot pedals. Voters can don a headset which will talk them through how to cast their votes using the equipment. --->>>

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