Voter Issue Corner

Updates & News on Iowa Voting

Inclusive Events: Captioning for Events

Microsoft published a series of videos featuring accessibility tips for event organizers. This video can be used to learn about the best way to provide captioning at events. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZfGNxlR4rg&t=2s

Inclusive Events: Providing and Requesting Accommodations

Microsoft published a series of videos featuring accessibility tips for event organizers. This video can be used to learn about best accommodation practices. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELc-D7hTILE&feature=youtu.be  

Inclusive Events: Training for Inclusive Event Staff

Microsoft published a series of videos featuring accessibility tips for event organizers. This video can be used to educate staff on best accessibility practices. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPEwlj3jhGc&feature=youtu.be  

Low-Cost Accommodations

Providing accommodations at a caucus site sounds like an intimidating task, so DRI made a quick tip sheet with different accommodation ideas. Low-Cost Accommodations

Basic Access Guide for Caucus Sites

Often, it can be difficult to know whether or not a caucus site is truly accessible. To help caucus staff when reviewing caucus locations either before the caucus or on the day of, this quick guide has a few common accessibility tips to help the caucus go smoothly....

How to Plan Accessible Meetings and Events

The American Bar Association published an accessible meetings and event guide with checklists for event planners and post-event surveys for attendees. American Bar Association Accessible Meetings and Events Toolkit It is important to make meetings and events...

“It is Important for People With Disabilities to Caucus.”

Jim is a person with a disability from Polk County. He has attended the caucuses for years, but stopped recently because of increased difficulty for him and his wife Sharon as they get older. Despite this, Jim believes that it is important for people with disabilities...

“He’s Caucusing because he’s an Iowan.”

Kyle Stumpf is a 29 year old caucus-goer from Dubuque county with an intellectual disability. Kyle and his father Bill had a chaotic experience when they caucused in 2016. Kyle's father expressed that a lot of the caucus staffers were condescending to Kyle, expressing...

“Caucuses Should be Built for Everyone.”

Kyle Spading is a person with a disability from Fairfax, Iowa. He attended the 2016 caucuses, and shared his experience. "The caucus was hell," Kyle said of getting into the caucus room, "they led me through the back kitchen area." The caucus was overcrowded, and the...

Disability Etiquette Training for Poll Workers

Disability Rights Iowa made training videos for poll workers, letting them know some simple tips that will help when interacting with people with disabilities on election days! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR0xo9z61-Q  ...