I want to let you know about an exciting new podcast called Accessible Democracy that just went LIVE!
This episode features self-advocate leaders Alexander Magnussen and Vicki Wang, as well as UBC students Evelyn Elgie and Archana Garg.
They discuss the challenges faced when participating in elections, offering personal experiences and advice for other people with disabilities and their support staff.
Since lack of awareness is a big barrier that contributes to the low voter turnout of persons with disabilities, we ask that you share this podcast in your network. In the words of Vicki, “when you listen to this podcast you will be so excited to go out and vote!”
Accessible Democracy is available for listening on the following platforms:
Note- the Centre for Community Engaged Learning has handouts by Elections Canada on how to register and vote in Large Print, Braille, and Audio CD. If you or anyone would like some copies, contact Ismaël Traoré at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find more information about support and accessible polling stations here, or by calling Elections Canada toll-free at 1-800-463-6868. Deaf or hard-of-hearing electors can call Elections Canada at TTY 1-800-361-8935. For more information on how to contact Elections Canada through video relay, click here.