The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are sponsoring a two day workshop to explore current and future research in accessible voting technology.
According to recent government statistics, there are more than 57,000,000 people with a disability living in the United States. The U.S. also faces a rapidly approaching demographic shift to an older population, which will result in an increase in the incidence of disability. The "Help America Vote Act" disability requirements, specifically Section 301 recognized the necessity for dramatically improving the voting process for people with disabilities and these grants help further this vital mission.
The sponsoring organizations seek to have lively discussion on the following topics:
• Innovative assistive applications and techniques
• New approaches to accessibility in voting
• Accessibility research benchmarks and results
• Transitioning research to industry
• New and existing devices that provide accessible access to elements of the voting process
• Challenges in accessible voting
Call for Participation
We are soliciting abstracts from those interested in participating in the workshop. Please see the call for participation below for more information about the workshop and the process for submitting abstracts. More information on the workshop is available on the workshop website at: http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/avt-research-workshop.cfm.