[Greater-Baltimore] FW: [NFBMD] Accessible Voting Machine Issue

Trudy Pickrel tlpickrel at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 26 19:10:56 UTC 2016

I was wondering here in Garrett county we are back to paper ballot today due to small ballot. Is there a accessible machine at every polling place or does a blind individual have to notify someone ahead of time?

Trudy Pickrel
2nd Vice Pres. Md Parent Blind Children. 

> On Apr 26, 2016, at 11:19 AM, Ringlein, Ellen via Greater-Baltimore <greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Dear Federation Colleagues,
> I thought you might find Lloyd's comments about using the voting machine helpful. See below.
> Ellen
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NFBMD [mailto:nfbmd-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Lloyd Rasmussen via NFBMD
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:53 AM
> To: md-sligo at nfbnet.org; nfbmd at nfbnet.org; nationalharbor at nfbnet.org
> Cc: lras at sprynet.com
> Subject: [NFBMD] Accessible Voting Machine Issue
> If you haven't already done so and get this message today, please vote in the Maryland primary election and then answer the questionnaire that Louanne Blake has announced several times. I just wanted to point out one issue that might prevent you from getting to first base. For the audio ballot, they are using some good-quality headphones along with their special tactile keypad. But I think, to insure privacy or something, the equipment is starting out at a very low volume level which might not be audible in a noisy polling place. So as you are starting up, getting the introductory information about how the machine works and selecting your language, locate the volume button in the lower-right corner of the keypad. You can press on the right side of this button to raise the volume, or on the left side to lower it. It has a braille "vol" below it, but you may not notice the braille labels immediately. 
> Vote today!
> Lloyd Rasmussen, Secretary, Sligo Creek Chapter
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