An in-depth look at voting accessibility for the blind

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With the assistance of moderator, Murielle Jink, right, visually impaired voter Jeannette Belliveau, center, casts her vote in the Connecticut Primary using an IVS Fax and Phone Voting Machine for Visual & Hearing Impairments with a designated access code for Districts 7 and 9, at the William J. Pitkin Community Center in Wethersfield, Conn., on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. (AP Photo/George Ruhe)

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Denise Avant, President of the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois, joins the Rollye James show to discuss voting rights and accessibility for voters who are blind or have low vision as we enter an unprecedented election year. Denise shares her personal experiences with voting and the challenges and barriers that others may face.

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