Two days National Consultation on Accessible Elections organised by Election
Commission of India concluded today in New Delhi. Delivering his concluding remarks,
Chief Election Commissioner Shri O P Rawat announced a series of measures for
facilitation of PwDs, which are as follows:
1. Printing of EPIC (Electors Photo Identity Card) with Braille for Persons with Visual
Impairment or Blind,
2. Accessible Communication Awareness Materials
3. A Mobile Application to motivate and educate
4. Appointment of Disability Coordinators at AC, District and State Level
5. Cascaded training on Accessibility to Poll officials
6. Auxiliary Polling Stations
7. Accessible Photo Voter Slips
8. Sign Language window in all the audio visual training and advertisement content
material for the convenience of deaf persons
9. Free Transport Facility for PwDs and their Assistants
10. A new Accessible Division in India International Institute of Democracy and
Electoral Management (IIIDEM), New Delhi

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