National Center for Nonvisual Election Technology

The National Center for Nonvisual Election Technology shares best practices about blind voters' needs and houses accessible voting machines that are available for demonstration and evaluation at no cost to officials or the public.

Help America Vote Act

Casting a secret ballot is a right most Americans take for granted. Now, for the first time ever, speech output technology voting machines make it possible for blind and visually impaired people to cast a secret ballot privately and independently.

With support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Developmental Disabilities' (ADD) Help America Vote Act grant program, and after thorough evaluation of nonvisual access technology solutions for electronic voting, the National Federation of the Blind has developed a comprehensive training curriculum. It was created to focus on nonvisual access and usability of the full spectrum of election technology as understood by blind people and to provide information on how to aid blind and visually impaired voters at the polls without depriving them of the right to a secret vote. 

Nonvisual Election Technology Training Curriculum

The nonvisual election technology training curriculum provides knowledge about blind voters' needs and specific technology, as well as information on how to aid blind voters at the polls.