The Federal Voting Assistance Program demonstrates state-of-the-art accessible voting systems
Everyone Counts, a leading provider of voting systems worldwide, participated in Operation VOTE, a project conducted by the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) to test the accessibility of voting systems for soldiers with disabilities or injuries. The simulated voting event took place July 25-27, 2011 at the Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.
Everyone Counts trained soldiers on their audio voting system, which could be used by the visually impaired and those with prosthetic limbs, as well as by those with other impairments. The unique system requires the utilization of only two keys to vote and navigate his/her ballot and provides the lowest learning curve possible for a standard web page.
The event was an accurate simulation of how a remote voting kiosk would function in an overseas military hospital. According to Lori Steele, Founder and CEO of Everyone Counts, Inc., “We continue to research the needs of soldiers with disabilities and injuries so that we can continue to provide governments with state of the art universally accessible voting solutions for their voters who so bravely serve.”
Trusted by election officials worldwide, Everyone Counts uniquely combines election and technology expertise to deliver the most reliable, transparent and secure election solutions for all voters. Established in 1996 and headquartered in California with offices in the UK and Australia, our team of experts has delivered thousands of secure elections to voters in over 160 countries using the secure eLect® platform.