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              • “A women with a physical disability casts her mock ballot in an accessible environment.” © Suraj SIGDEL, International Foundation for Electoral Systems

                Training to actively engage in civic rights

                Besides training and awareness raising, the project focuses on empowering people with disabilities to participate in community groups such as women's groups, school committees, cooperatives, etc. Working together, persons with disabilities gain confidence and community members take on disability issues as their own.
                IFES - International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Nepal

              • A woman casts her ballot in Aceh, Indonesia. copyright: IFES

                Strengthening electoral systems to be inclusive and accessible

                The Election Access Program published the first manual, Equal Access, that provides government and civil society with guidance on how to ensure that persons with disabilities have a voice in political life. IFES also developed an election access observation checklist and trained over 700 people in 7 countries to be access observers.
                IFES - International Foundation for Electoral Systems, United States of America

              • Member of Parliament filming video.

                Electoral inclusion campaign for people with intellectual disabilities

                ICanVote is a campaign to support the right of people with intellectual disabilities to participate in elections. It focuses on providing three key components: easy language and dual-read content on political citizenship, online campaign information through web and social media, and multimedia materials in easy read language.
                Inclusion Melbourne, ICanVote, Australia

              • Sample of Parliamentary Election Ballot Template

                A Ballot Template for the Blind

                The ballot template can be used both by those who can read Braille and those who cannot. Also the template can be adapted to the specific candidates of a region, thus allowing blind voters to participate nationwide. In 2017, 5,000 templates were piloted during the Turkish Constitution referendum.
                ABFA - Association of Barrier Free Access, Turkey

              • Training persons with intellectual disabilities to be self-advocates

                The training of self-advocates takes an average of ten months and covers human rights, participation mechanisms, supported decision-making, and development of expressive ability, with the help of manuals and group teaching. Over 400 persons with intellectual disabilities and 100 facilitators undertook the training between 2014 and 2018.
                FEPAPDEM - National Federation of Mothers and Fathers of People with Intellectual Disability, Ecuador

              • Young people with and without disabilities at a training.

                Training Young Leaders in Accessibility and Inclusion

                Through its Accessibility Promotion Agents programme Escola de Gente trains young people with and without disabilities living in favelas as mediators for the rights of people with disabilities. The certified training provides skills that also increase their chances of finding employment. Between 2011 and 2017, 252 young people were trained.
                Escola de Gente - Communication in inclusion, Accessibility Promotion Agents, Brazil

              • Raising Awareness on the Right to Vote

                The Mi Voto Cuenta ("My Vote Counts") campaign raises awareness by informing people with disabilities about electoral processes and about how to regain their right to vote. The campaign also reaches out to political parties and the legal system to arrange meetings with political groups in all communities of Spain.
                Plena Inclusion Spain, Mi Voto Cuenta, Spain

              • Blind voter counts and selects political subject during mock election. Blind voter enters polling station.

                Tactile Ballot Guides for Blind Voters

                The tactile ballot guide has cut-out holes and lines along one side to indicate the sequence of candidates. The ballot paper is placed under the guide and an audio recording describes the parties and candidates that correspond to the holes. The guide can be used multiple times and does not require knowledge of the Braille font.
                Central Election Commission of Georgia, Georgia

              • Enfranchising People with Disabilities in Zimbabwe

                The program has sought to secure the inclusion of people with disabilities in Zimbabwe’s governance systems by advocating for their accessibility to polling stations. The program also aimed at ensuring proportional representation of people with disabilities in decision-making bodies or a quota system in employment.
                Jairos Jiri Association, Zimbabwe

              • A screenshot of the map indicating accessbility features of the buildings.

                The playful way to create accessibility maps

                The free app features a gamification element called "AXS Mapathons," whereby teams compete against each other in real time while rating venues in their community on their accessibility. Google supports AXS Map through their annual volunteer programme, Google Serve. By mid of 2017, ASX Map had 100,000 users in 200 cities.
                AXS Map, United States of America