Did you get our email about an Opportunity to Test the Voting Process for People with Disabilities at Perkins? (see below) We have new information! The Testing Schedule has been released! Perkins is still searching for testers with low vision or mobility limitations, especially those who could test a sip and puff or switch control device. And they are offering a $25.00 Amazon gift card to all volunteers that complete the testing module, as an incentive. If you are interested, and/or have questions, please contact Akira Fujita, Accessibility Consultant, at email@example.com or (617) 972-7804.
- Friday, April 6th (Non-Disabled, Non-native English) Location: Perkins Campus : 10 AM – 4 PM
- Monday, April 9th (Mobility) Location: (TBD): 10 AM – 4 PM
- Wednesday, April 11th (Low Vision and Blind) Location: Perkins Campus: 10 AM – 4 PM
Email sent out February 7, 2018:
The Perkins School for the Blind will be testing voting tools to determine the level of accessiblity and to provide feedback in regards to the user experience. To help with this endeavor, Perkins is looking for individuals who could participate in the roles of poll work or tester.
Perkins will be creating the environment of a “mock election” and going through the voting process as if it were a real election.
This project will take place on the Perkins Campus in Watertown, MA, probably the last week of March or the first week of April.
If you are interested, and/or have questions, please contact Akira Fujita, Accessibility Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 972-7804.
As accessibility remains a major barrier to voting for people with disabilities, we strongly encourage you to consider getting involved in this effort!