The right to vote independently, and in secret, is a cornerstone of our democracy. Yet blind and partially sighted voters continue to face unacceptable barriers to exercising their democratic right to vote in secret.
Following last year's local and devolved elections and EU referendum, we found that 50 percent of voters with sight loss didn't feel able to vote in secret. This isn't good enough. With this year's General Election now right around the corner, we need your support to make this election the most accessible yet.
It was extremely stressful, finding my way in was difficult as the signs were tiny and hidden in places. The polling booth was so dark I couldn't see. I am not sure I put my cross in the correct box. The staff were unable to help me.
Voter in last year's EU referendum.
We've set up a blurred e-polling card for you to send to your candidates, asking them to do their bit to make this the most accessible election yet and to show how difficult it is for people with sight loss to access voting.
We've also produced a handy briefing for you to use if you speak to any of your candidates:
Find out what we're doing on our accessible information campaign. We campaign to ensure that people with sight loss receive information in a format they can read from their service providers and public authorities.Check out the latest accessible information campaign news