By Michelle Martin
Published June 21, 2010
I took a look at the City of Hamilton's municipal election web page, since that time is fast approaching, but mostly because I was interested to see what kind of voter accessibility information they have up.
The answer is none. No information about things like voting by proxy, advance voting, having your ballot transferred to an accessible poll location, or voter assist terminals.
That information is already up on the Toronto website, on their voter FAQ page. Oh, I know, Toronto is bigger and shinier than we are (they're hosting the G8!), but even Guelph has more information up now than Hamilton does.
Toronto also subscribes to Browsealoud, which provides free software to users who would benefit from being able to use a text-to-speech program to surf, so they can do so without purchasing expensive software themselves, and without having to go through the cumbersome process of having to copy and paste text (or have someone do it for them) into Word to use the Windows text-to-speech feature. Yes, yes, I know, Toronto...
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