[NFBMO] Saint Louis Redistricting - accessibility concerns
Linda.Coccovizzo at mcckc.edu
Wed Nov 10 14:29:54 UTC 2021
The Saint Louis Board of Aldermen is finalizing a redistricting map for the
wards in Saint Louis City and will present a second draft map at its meeting
on November 9, 2021. The period of public comment runs until November 16,
Many observers have raised concerns that information regarding the draft
maps and the public comment procedures are not accessible for people with
1) It is unclear whether text descriptions of maps are available on the
2) There are questions regarding the accessibility of the website's public
comment portal and participation in the Board's electronic webinar meetings;
3) The limited time frame provided for public comment presents a barrier to
the full participation of people with disabilities in the redistricting
Does National Federation of the Blind of Missouri or Missouri Council of the
Blind have any members residing in Saint Louis City that would be interested
in getting involved to assess and, if necessary, correct the above-noted
concerns? Any direction you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Please feel free to contact me at (314) 256-9591 with any questions
regarding the above.
Vincent K. Heitholt
Staff Attorney II
Missouri Protection & Advocacy Services
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