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Personalized Skill Development and Social Connections for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Central Illinois
What's today's ECVI Connection?
At ECVI, we wanted our students to be aware of the accessible voting machine that is available at all voting polling places. Last year, we invited a Sangamon County representative to demonstrate for our students how to use the accessible voting machine to vote independently. It was easy to use and very helpful for them.
An accessible voting machine is an electronic tool that allows users with disabilities to vote using assistive technology. While they are primarily used for people with visual impairments, they can also be used by people who are unable to mark a traditional ballot by themselves due to physical or neurological disability. Accessible voting machines are available at all polling places and for all types of elections, so users do not need to travel to a special polling place to use them.
Our mission at ECVI is to help individuals with visual impairments to maintain their independence in all aspects of life. We hope that this information will be helpful to anyone who experiences visual impairment to express their American right by voting privately and independently.
Book Club Fridays
November 20: Rosemary, The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
Participants read the book in advance of the meeting, so RSVP below or call Peggy at 217-303-9062 and we'll give you the details. Students suggest and agree on which books to read, so join us and add your voice to the mix. Books are provided by Talking Books and sent directly to your home.
Here are the Book Club titles for the rest of 2020. We hope you find at least one that sounds interesting and join us!
2020 Book Titles
December 11: Redbird Christmas
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