Reposted from 38 degrees.org
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In less than 12 months the General Election will take place. However two groups will not be allowed to vote, prisoners and people who are blind or partially sighted. Current leglislation allows a significant number of blind and partially sighted people to be treated the same as criminals
Why is this important?
UK legislation does not allow people with sight impairment to use technology, which we use in our normal daily lives to maintain independence, to vote It is not always possible for someone with sight loss to get to a polling station and if they do, only 25% are accessible. We want ballot papers to be sent to us via email attachment or CD, complete those using electronic devices (with the aid of assistive software) such as Smartphone, Tablets or a…
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