Importance of accessible voting
Independent voting is quite a challenge for
the visually impaired. However, the importance of this for the visually impaired cannot be underestimated. It is an important form of independence and guarantees the secrecy
of their vote.
Accessible voting and
the United Nations
In 2016, the United Nations enacted an amendment to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities stating that every voter should be able to cast his/her vote independently. This emphasizes even more the importance of an accessible way to vote.