CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Helen Keller & ES&S – Voting Hope for Disabled
November 15, 2022 – Steve Malito, State Government Relations Practice Chair and Partner and Nicole L. Weingartner, Director of State Government Affairs recently brought two clients together for a mutually beneficial outcome.
Working closely with Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB) and Election Systems & Software (ES&S), the DHC team facilitated a demonstration at HKSB’s Brooklyn offices to introduce ES&S’s ExpressVote XL, a voting technology solution that offers an audio-tactile keypad with Braille legends, two-position rocker switch and more, making voting more accessible for people who do not have use of their sight or hearing and require adaptive technology.
ES&S technology is currently being evaluated by the New York Board of Elections, but is already in use in major cities, counties and communities across the US. DHC is hopeful that ES&S voting systems will be approved for use in New York in 2023.
About Helen Keller Services:
Helen Keller Services’ mission enables individuals who are blind, have low vision, are DeafBlind or have combined hearing and vision loss to live, work and thrive in their community of choice. HKS offers services and programs through two divisions: Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youths and Adults and Helen Keller Services for the Blind. For more information, please visit www.helenkeller.org.
Election Systems & Software (ES&S) provides products and services of exceptional quality and value to maintain voter confidence and enhance the voting experience. The ES&S mission is to provide valuable, trusted and proven election systems and services to our nation’s election administrators. ES&S teams of passionate, knowledgeable and talented election professionals across North America accomplish their mission by delivering the highest standards of accuracy, security and reliability. To learn more visit them at: https://www.essvote.com/