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Museum of disABILITY History Hosts Training in Accessible Voting

Machines Make Voting Possible for those who are Blind, Unable to Mark Traditional Ballot

May 21, 2015: The Museum of disABILITY History is happy to host “Every Vote Counts—Yours Matters,” an accessible voting training event, on Monday, June 1, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 3826 Main Street, Buffalo. Attendees can learn how to use machines that make voting possible for those who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise unable to mark a traditional ballot.

There will be an explanation of accessible voting machines as well as a mock debate featuring self-advocates B.J. Stasio and Darren Jackson. Those in attendance can then determine the debate outcome by using accessible machines. Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and the Erie County Board of Elections, the event is free and open to the community. For more information, or to register, call the Museum of disABILITY History at 716-629-3626.

The Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities. The mission is to tell the story of the lives, triumphs and struggles of people with disabilities as well as society’s reactions. The Museum of disABILITY History, located at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo, NY, offers educational exhibits, programs and activities that expand community awareness.

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