ADA complaint: Detroit voters with disabilities barred from accessing election info on city website

10/28/21


“‘We are five days out from Election Day and still the City of Detroit’s website does not have screenreader-useable information about the upcoming election,’ Dessa Cosma, executive director of DDP, said in a statement. ‘The disability community should not have to fight so hard to have basic accommodations, such as accessible information about where we can vote or drop off our ballots. There are more than 128,000 disabled residents of our city, including more than 27,000 Detroiters with visual impairments. We want to engage in the democratic process –– it must be accessible.’”


ID: Screenshot of Michigan Advance website. Black text reads, "ADA complaint: Detroit voters with disabilities barred from accessing election info on city website BY: ANNA GUSTAFSON - OCTOBER 28, 2021 12:58 PM" Photo is of a glass window with the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center logo on it.


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