Skip to content

Teaching Deaf Voters

Learn about teaching deaf voters, voters with other disabilities, and other voters about their right to vote. Messages need to be accessible.
Colored drawing shows a woman seated in a wheelchair who is talking, and holding hands, with a woman who is standing. The woman who is standing is pointing at a poster on a wall next to them.

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Teaching people about their right to vote encourages them to vote. This includes teaching Deaf voters. Voter education programs need to include people with disabilities, including Deaf people. This web page summarizes ideas for teaching all voters, including Deaf voters and others with disabilities. Mainstream voter education ads, for example, can show both people with and without disabilities taking civics classes together, or voting at the same polling station. The section on “Accessible Messages” mentions sign language as one example of making information accessible when teaching deaf voters.

The web page has a document you can download entitled “Expanding Disability Rights through Political Participation”. This document explains how people with disabilities can use political participation to advocate for disability rights. The same information can also help Deaf people who advocate for Deaf rights. The document is available in either Word or PDF format.

The web page, the Word file, and the PDF file are all accessible for people using screen reading software with minimal difficulty.

Click here to show & hide the transcript with descriptions

TRANSCRIPT — DESCRIPTIONS AND CAPTIONS

How did you like this resource? 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Loading…

More Resources to Explore

Photo of a large sheet of paper with a pair of hand prints in green and red. A message is written on the sheet that says "God, thanks for making me, me.

Deaf Awareness, Deaf Ministry

Explains Deaf awareness and what “hearing privilege” is. Also provides examples of Deaf empowerment in U.S. church communities.

Do You Want To Share a Resource?

drop us a resource and keep in touch

A tree with different resources like website, email, social media