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These were the main points of the event:
- right to vote for people under guardianship
- accessibility of voting
For example, with information in easy-to-read
- the right to stand for elections
for people with disabilities
Self-advocate Dolores Pessarossi
From our French member Nous aussi
also took part in the event.
Dolores had created some posters
with easy-to-read information
on how to vote.
This is what Dolores said:
“My name is Dolores Pessarossi.
I represent the association ‘Nous aussi.’
The association ‘Nous Aussi’ brings together
people with intellectual disabilities
who want to make their voices heard.
The European Union is important for me.
People with intellectual disabilities in France
have voted during the last European elections.
But for people under guardianship
it is still difficult to vote.
because some people cannot read.
We need more accessible information for them.
- pictures of politicians on the voting slip
- easy-to-read programmes by political parties
We made a poster on voting in easy-to-read
and it was a great success.
With the right support,
everyone can participate in politics.”
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