On November 12, AGENDA partner the National Council for the Blind Malaysia (NCBM) kicked off its social media campaign to promote the right to vote for persons with disabilities and accessible elections for the Melaka state legislative election that will be held on November 20, 2021. NCBM calls for the Election Commission of Malaysia to ensure polling centers are accessible by providing wheelchairs and portable ramps and educating all electoral officers on how to assist voters with disabilities and older persons throughout the voting process. NCBM also calls for all political parties and candidates to ensure their online political campaigns are accessible for all persons with disabilities. For example,  campaign materials should have sign language interpretation for voters with hearing disabilities and be presented in an easy-to-read format for voters with intellectual disabilities. The social media campaign is run through NCBM’s Enabling Masterplan Twitter and Facebook and made available in both English and Malay.

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