Accessible Voting for Disabled People | United Response on BBC News

Accessible Voting for Disabled People | United Response on BBC News


After the 2010 Election, a survey by the charity Scope found that 67% of polling stations were not fully accessible The voter turnout overall was 65% but figures suggest amongst disabled people it was half that But for many disabled people, the issue surrounding voting starts long before they even get to the polling station Accessibility is one thing, but understanding who to vote for and what each party represents is another This unique project, which publishes the
news in an easy read format, helps people with learning disabilities engage with politics but there can still be problems Charities say that some people with learning disabilities have been turned away as they tried to vote At Adam’s local polling station work is now underway Kingston Borough Council says it will be fully accessible come election day But Adam’s continuing his case in the hope that, if successful, one day all local authorities will have a legal duty to make sure everyone can vote, whatever their disability Nikki Fox, BBC News

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