Practical Tips for Reaching Voters with Disabilities

The Disability Rights Center of New Hampshire compiled an accessibility guide for campaigns.

This guide covers steps to make different media accessible, as well as tips for physical access at events and etiquette training for staff. All of these tips and steps have their basis in respect. In order to reach out to the disability community, who voted 14.3 million strong in the 2018 election, campaigns must respect the autonomy and diversity of the community. People with disabilities compose a varied voting bloc, as disability often intersects with other minority identities.

Any outreach efforts to the disability community will not succeed if those efforts are not accessible. Making materials accessible and training staff in disability etiquette doesn’t just benefit the disability community, it can also form a basis of understanding for interaction with other minority communities.