A Guide to Making Documents Accessible to People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
By Jennifer Sutton at the American Council of the Blind, 2002. This document talks about how to make print and electronic information available to people with visual impairments in a variety of accessible formats. They offer helpful advice about how to make alternate format documents as understandable as possible.
Alternative Accessible Formats
By The Catskill Center for Independence Project HAVA December 2008. This 2 page document talks about the what, when and why of accessible formats for voting forms and information, as well as examples of specific documents.
Communicating With and About People with Disabilities from the U.S. Department of Labor
Distributed by The Catskill Center for Independence. This 4 page document discusses respectful and courteous communication both with and about people with disabilities. It includes a list of affirmative phrases to use and a list of negative words to avoid. It also includes tips to help in communicating with persons with various disabilities.
Guidelines for Creating Understandable Voter Information
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This eleven page document shows how to create easy to understand information for voters. It includes examples.
League of Women Voters Easy Voters Guide Oregon January 2010
This is an example of an easy to read, nonbiased voters guide produced by the League of Women Voters for two Oregon ballot measures.
Video: Gayle Gardner from Oregon talks about confusing ballots
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WRITING MATTERS: Getting Your Message Across
By Janet Pringle, An 86 page book on writing in plain, easy to understand language.