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Updated for 2018: Guides to Voting Rights of Individuals with Mental Disabilities

These guides are the result of collaboration among the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, National Disability Rights Network, and Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP.

It’s Your Right: A Guide to Voting Rights for People with Mental Disabilities details the rights of voters with mental disabilities, outlines relevant laws and issues, and provides resources and information for voters, advocates, and election officials.

A more “plain language” version, It’s Your Right: A Know-Your-Rights Guide for Voters with Mental Disabilities and Advocates is designed specifically for voters and advocates.

“Justice Department Failing Disabled People and Businesses, Advocates and Attorneys Say”

This article outlines the contention, confusion, and frustration that surrounds the application of the ADA to websites, particularly since the Department of Justice shelved a rulemaking that many had hoped would bring more clarity to the issue and establish specific standards for measuring accessibility.

“The #1 Thing You’re Getting Wrong About Inclusive Design”

This writer outlines her perception of distinctions between accessible, universal, and inclusive design, and how these concepts and approaches can be combined to result in experiences open to all.