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News / November 4, 2022

Accessible Information for Democracy


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) hosted this event, exploring accessible information – what it is, why it’s important, and how DRG organizations can better ensure that programming information is accessible. This event featured speakers highlighting different forms of accessible information such as Easy Read, sign language, and Braille. Speakers include:

  • Mekebib Tadesse Assefa, Indigenous Innovations (I2) – Ethiopia
  • Aikeo Koomanivong, Disability Service Center (DSC) – Laos
  • Anna Papoyan, Armenian Public Committee of Deaf Persons – Armenia

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