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2010 By-elections – Photos – Assistive Voting Device

The assistive voting device will be most useful to voters who:

The device has several accessibility features: an easy-to-read screen; a tactile controller with Braille buttons; a sip-and-puff attachment that allows voters to select options using their breath; rocker paddles; an audio track so that voters can hear instructions and candidates' names through headphones; and an audio and/or visual review function for voters to confirm their choice of candidate before printing the ballot.

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Rocker paddle
An Elections Canada employee places rocker paddles under an elector's feet.
The elector is in a wheelchair and is sitting in front of the assistive voting device.


Rocker paddle
An elector's feet are placed on the left and right paddles.


Sip-and-puff attachment
An elector uses the sip-and-puff attachment to vote.


Sip-and-puff attachment
An elector uses the sip-and-puff attachment to vote.