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News / November 4, 2022

Accessible Information for Democracy

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Whether it’s how to vote, the contents of a bill, or one’s own rights, accessible information is essential to inclusive democracy. Accessible information is not only a right but ensures that all citizens can make informed decisions and participate in the decision-making processes that affect their lives. Democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG) organizations have a responsibility to advocate for and ensure accessible information in their programming.

In the lead up to International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) is hosting a two-part series exploring accessible information – what it is, why it’s important, and how DRG organizations can better ensure that programming information is accessible. The first part of the series will feature speakers highlighting different forms of accessible information such as Easy Read, sign language, and Braille. Speakers include:

  • Fayel Haji, Kenya Association of the Intellectually Handicapped (KAIH)
  • Mekebib Tadesse Assefa, Indigenous Innovations (I2) – Ethiopia
  • Aikeo Koomanivong, Disability Service Center (DSC) – Laos
  • Armenian Public Committee of Deaf Persons

The first part of the series will be held on Tuesday, November 15th from 9:00AM to 10:30AM EST on Zoom and is open to the public. We invite you to join us and to share this invitation across your networks. Translation will be available in French and Spanish.

 

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