"The application of universal design principles and direct and/or indirect participation of the user in all design stages are effective means for improving the accessibility of polling stations and election procedures to cast one’s vote and for getting access to information on elections."
DocumentCoE (Venice Commission): Revised Interpretative Declaration to the Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters on the Participation of People with Disabilities in Elections, para. II.1.4
- Measures to support participation by persons with disabilities should be developped in consultation with the civil society, including disabled persons organizations.
- States are obliged to ensure that all new infrastructure, materials, communication and services intended for public use are accessible for all and comply with universal design requirements.
- Reasonable accommodations should be made to all existing infrastructure, materials, communication and services to enable the participation of persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others.