Comment: The US voter registration form is not accessible to the blind

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The US voter registration form is not accessible to the blind

4 years ago I presented to the Elections Assistance Commission an accessible voter registration form and it was also submitted to them by the Vice President of the American Association of People with Disabilities. The EAC spent billions making accessible voting machines but they did not make the registration form to be accessible, so if you cannot register to vote, you cannot vote. There are close to 30 million Americans who are blind or visually impaired, the CDC has 15 million Americans diagnosed with eye diseases that lead to blindness and another 15 million Americans have cataracts in various stages of care and there is estimated to be about 6 to 7.5 million Americans who are legally blind, on government assistance which amounts to about 500,000 dollars during their lifetime. So the US government has spent trillions of dollars keeping the blind from being able to vote, from giving them access and the response I usually hear from the officials is, that the blind can register to vote when they get their drivers licenses.
So we can stop this right now, with a civil rights complaint under the voting rights act by stating that the states have actively denied the right to vote to 11% of the population. Even the primaries can be challenged because there are about 7 different major civil rights laws that have been broken in this election this year! Emancipate the blind, stop america's apartheid!