Bengaluru: The Lok Sabha elections that are being held next year, in the state of Karnataka. The State Election Commission, will be providing a comprehensive list of candidates and their parties in the form of Braille for benefitting the visually impaired voters.
List of Lok Sabha poll candidates to be provided in form of Braille
On Friday at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) which was held in Karnataka, Surya Sen the joint chief electoral had told a source that steps will be taken towards making voting and EVM machines in the state more disabled friendly. The Visually impaired people who were present at the event spoke about how they have to be dependent on others at the time of elections, as the EVM machines only have numbers etched in Braille against names of candidates.
Nearly 4.5 lakh differently abled voters are registered in the state of Karnataka. “We will try to put this in place before the next Lok Sabha polls. As soon as the list is officially published, the State Election Commission will work towards recreating it in Braille,” he added.