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Information for People with Disabilities

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Accessible voting video

Elections Canada is committed to being responsive to the diverse needs of Canadians.

We make every effort to make the voting experience as accessible as possible and to engage people with disabilities as we develop and implement our services.



Accessibility Policy and Service Offering for people with disabilities

Elections Canada works with the disability community to make the electoral process more accessible and to improve its services.

A series of initiatives has been implemented to continue improving the accessibility of the electoral process.

Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement

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Elections Canada works with a number of external organizations and people with disabilities to inform its programs and services.

Advisory Group for Disability Issues

In February 2014, Elections Canada launched an Advisory Group for Disability Issues to provide advice on initiatives for the 2015 federal election. The group also helped to identify the best ways to inform people with disabilities of when, where and the ways to register and vote.

The Advisory Group's work builds on consultations that took place in 20112012 with several organizations representing people with disabilities. Elections Canada continues to draw on this network of organizations for consultation purposes. These organizations also assist Elections Canada in spreading the word about elections to their networks of people with disabilities across Canada.

Research

Elections Canada undertakes research on voting barriers faced by Canadians with disabilities. The most recent research evaluates Canadian accessibility practices in a comparative context as well as the testing of alternative voting methods for electors with disabilities:

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