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2013 AVT Related Events

EAC/NIST Sponsored AVT Webinars

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are sponsoring multiple Accessible Voting Technology Initiative (AVTI) webinars. The goal of these 90-minute webinars is to share the results of the AVTI research that can be used to improve elections and the voting process. Each webinar will feature engaging speakers who are researchers under the AVTI grant. Election officials, manufacturers, researchers, accessibility advocates, and the general public areencouraged to attend.

If you have comments, questions,or topic suggestions for future webinars, please send an email to avtvote [at]

Election Center Accessible Voting Seminars

The Election Center is conducting six accessible voting workshop seminars to help election jurisdictions of all sizes to prepare for an anticipated rise in the number of voters with disabilities.


October 21-23, 2013, Bellevue, WA

The 15th ACM SIGACCESS International Conference on Computers and Accessibility explores the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. ASSETS is the premier forum for presenting innovative research on mainstream and specialized assistive technologies, accessible computing, and assistive applications of computer, network, and information technologies.

For more information about the Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing (SIG ACCESS), visit:


August 12-13, 2013, Washington, D.C.

The 2013 Electronic Voting Technology Workshop/Workshop on Trustworthy Elections brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines, ranging from computer science and human-computer interaction experts through political scientists, legal experts, election administrators, and voting equipment vendors. EVT/WOTE '13 will be co-located with the 22nd USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security '13), which will take place August 14-16, 2013.

RESNA 2013 Annual Conference

June 20 - 24, 2013, Bellevue, WA

RESNA 2013 is an interdisciplinary gathering of individuals and companies/organizations who share a common interest in assistive technology and disability. The conference is designed by and for people passionate about the use of assistive technology to improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities. RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions.

For more information about RESNA, visit:

EAC Roundtable – Transforming Election Administration, Voting System Accessibility, and the Certification Process

May 9, 2013, Washington, D.C.

EAC hosted a roundtable where the results of grant funded work was discussed, as well as how recent innovations in accessibility research may be applied to the future of election administration and voting systems.

Accessible Voting Technology Research Workshop

April 1-2, 2013, Gaithersburg, MD

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sponsored a two day workshop to explore current and future research in accessible voting technology.

Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN)

For over 30 years, California State University, Northridge's Center on Disabilities, through the International Conference on Assistive Technology and Persons with Disabilities, has provided an inclusive setting for researchers, practitioners, exhibitors, end users, speakers and other participants to share knowledge and best practices in the field of assistive technology. Known as a forum that showcases cutting edge technology and practical solutions that can be utilized to remove the barriers that prevent the full participation of persons with disabilities in educational, workplace and social settings, the conference is the largest of its kind in the world.

For more information on past and future CSUN conferences, visit:

Future of Voting System Symposium

February 26-28, 2013, Gaithersburg, MD

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sponsored a two and a half day symposium to explore emerging trends in voting system technology with the diverse election community at large.

EAC Roundtable – Informing Change: A Review of Events and Issues of the 2012 Elections Cycle

January 9, 2013, Washington, D.C.

EAC hosted a roundtable to review challenges and best practices presented during the 2012 election season.

ITIF Voting Systems Design Workshops

Design Workshop 1: January 25-26, 2012, Atlanta, GA

Design Workshop 2: February 22-23, 2012, Atlanta, GA

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation(ITIF) accessible voting workshops focused on the design of voting equipment,pre-election and on-site information, polling space, and absentee ballots to make the voting experience more accessible to people with disabilities. The workshops were structured as design studios, with a series of group activities that moved from defining the barriers, to sketching ideas for how to overcome them, and then refining those concepts. Posters were created from the sketches and concepts, and can be viewed online at


Created May 6, 2013, Updated November 15, 2019