eSlate Instructions for Use

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Disability Rights Texas Handout

Last updated: 08/2013
Publication Code: HA17

How to Use an Accessible eSlate

This handout is available in Braille and/or on audio tape upon request.

The eSlate is accessible in six ways:

  • For those who cannot operate the eSlate using the buttons and wheel, special interface devices are available as shown here.
  • For those who cannot see or read the eSlate screen, use the headphones with volume control to hear the ballot.
  • Please also review How to Use the eSlate to learn how the eSlate is operated.

Accessible Features

Those who are blind, visually impaired, or have difficulty reading can listen to the ballot. The SELECT wheel is the trigger to the audio. Turning clockwise moves the listener through the ballot. To hear something repeated, turn the SELECT wheel counterclockwise.

Those using hearing aids with a telecoil mode may use their neckloop rather than the headphones.

The RED jelly switch is the same as the SELECT wheel.

The GREEN jelly switch is the same as the ENTER button.

Voters with quadriplegia can use their sip n puff to move through the ballot. Sip to move through the ballot. Puff to mark your choice.

If you cannot get into your polling place, a poll worker can bring the eSlate to your car so you can vote in privacy.

The accessible eSlate unit is in a wheelchair-accessible booth. If you are not in a chair but need to sit while voting, a chair can be used with the special booth.