Accessibility is really just usability for more people: “The usability of a product, service, environment, or facility by people with the widest range of capabilities.” ISO 9241-20
We are part of the environment. We create the environment. I’d like to challenge us to think about people – and how we make sure that we are advocating for systems that allow everyone to make sure that we are not desiging voting systems that create new barriers.
New technologies empower. Section 508:At least one mode that does not requireVision Visual acuity greater than 20/70 Hearing Speech Fine motor control and provides enhanced audio
Are you inviting both people with disabilities, and designers of all kinds to be an active part of the project.
In NY, Working with Brennan Center, we worked on creating not only legal language, but also to actually design ballots – to show what could be done within the current law, and what the new law could make possible. This ballot supports the work to enact the Voter Friendly Ballot Act
Voting for everyone: accessible+verifiable
A Voting System for EveryoneAccessible + VerifiableWhitney QuesenberyWQusability.com and Usability in Civic Life
2DisabilityThe outcome of the interaction betweena person with an impairment and theenvironment and attitudinal barriers theymay face. - International Classification of Functioning (ICF)
7 Changing the conversation Design the lawBallot design by Oxide Design Co.More information at Usability in Civic Life: http://www.usabilityinciviclife.org/a-better-ballot-for-ny/
8 Mark Anywhere Theatre ticket or IRS formDesign concept from Accessible Voting Technology Initiative Workshops – http://elections.itif.org
9 Anywhere, anyone, any device Elections designed for accessibilityhttp://anywhereballot.orgArticle about the project:http://civicdesigning.org/featured-story/rapid-responsive-radical-the-anywhere-ballot-is-born/
10So everyone can cast a ballot that is... Marked as intended Cast as marked Counted as cast