New York needs OVC

From: Ellen Theisen <ellent_at_olympus_dot_net>
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 20:46:41 CDT

Someone should be talking to New York, if you aren't already!
"Making every new voting machine the state purchases accessible could be
prohibitively expensive. Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, an Ulster County Democrat
who chairs the Assembly's Task Force on People with Disabilities, said one
solution would be to have a laptop-like attachment at each polling site that
could accommodate everything from a device quadriplegics could blow into to
voice recordings and earphones for the blind.
Such a machine doesn't yet exist, but that doesn't bother Cahill.

"We're New York; we're a big consumer that is going to be buying more than
20,000 voting machines," he said. "Someone will create what we need."


Ellen Theisen
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