National Federation of the Blind of Virginia Accessible Voting for Blind Virginians Disclaimer: The information in this document is correct to the best of our knowledge. However, we believe that aspects of the Virginia accessible voting consent decree are still being finalized. The purpose of this document is to give you important information regarding accessible...
In this report, we highlight the dangers of this situation and also urge better reporting practices from State Hospitals.
The Commonwealth Agrees to Consent Decree for November 3rd Election that will Include Electronic Ballot Marking.
DBHDS reports that as of June 30, 2020, 216 individuals were on the Extraordinary Barriers to Discharge List (EBL). Some of these individuals have been waiting for months, or even years, to return home.
The Commonwealth’s current absentee voting discriminates against voters who cannot mark a paper ballot due to print disabilities, including blindness. Instead of voting absentee like other Virginia citizens, these voters must reveal their choices to another person and hope that person correctly records their absentee vote or risk COVID-19 infection by travelling to the polls to vote in person.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires doctors and hospitals to provide appropriate aids and services to ensure effective communication with individuals with disabilities.
Thanks to the ADA, Ethan was able to fully participate in his high school graduation!
We are hoping that you will consider completing our survey if you or a loved one that lives in a facility is experiencing difficulties related to COVID-19.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) fraud scams are swirling around. Stay up-to-date on scams like this here:
dLCV opposes IDEA waivers that would deprive students with disabilities of essential educational services.