Teaching people about their right to vote encourages them to vote. This includes teaching Deaf voters. Voter education programs need to include people with disabilities, including Deaf people. This web page summarizes ideas for teaching all voters, including Deaf voters and others with disabilities. Mainstream voter education ads, for example, can show both people with and without disabilities taking civics classes together, or voting at the same polling station. The section on “Accessible Messages” mentions sign language as one example of making information accessible when teaching deaf voters.
The web page has a document you can download entitled “Expanding Disability Rights through Political Participation”. This document explains how people with disabilities can use political participation to advocate for disability rights. The same information can also help Deaf people who advocate for Deaf rights. The document is available in either Word or PDF format.
The web page, the Word file, and the PDF file are all accessible for people using screen reading software with minimal difficulty.
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