The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI) to Provide Accessibility Oversight Consulting Services for Sequoia Voting Systems
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/10/03
ICDRI today announced an agreement with Sequoia Voting Systems to provide comprehensive Accessibility Oversight Consulting Services for their Edge based Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) solutions. Cynthia D. Waddell, ICDRI’s Executive Director and Law, Policy and Technology Consultant, will lead the effort.
A former ADA Compliance Officer for the City of San Jose, Cynthia Waddell is also an expert in the accessible design of electronic and information technology. She leads ICDRI’s Accessibility Oversight Professional Consulting Services for government and private sector clients. This effort supports the mission of ICDRI to increase opportunities for people with disabilities by identifying barriers to participation and promoting best practices and universal design of technology for the global community.
During a public hearing before the Board of Supervisors for Santa Clara County, Howard Cramer, Regional Vice President of Sequoia Voting Systems, announced that the company had retained Ms. Waddell to provide technical assistance and support the ongoing work to provide the most accessible voting system ever designed.
“I am pleased to serve as the Company’s liaison to the community of people with disabilities and to facilitate outreach and education about their user-friendly voting systems,” said Cynthia D. Waddell. “Accessible design provides independence and privacy and is a critical factor in protecting our precious right to vote.”
Sequoia’s parent company, De La Rue Inc., is the world's largest commercial security printer and papermaker, involved in the production of over 150 national currencies and a wide range of security documents such as travelers checks and vouchers. The Company is pioneering new technologies worldwide in government identity solutions for secure identification documents, drivers licenses, passport issuance and election systems. Employing over 6,500 people across 31 countries, it is also a leading provider of cash handling equipment and software solutions to banks and retailers worldwide, helping them to reduce the cost of handling cash.
ICDRI is a nonprofit organization based in Raleigh, NC and San Jose, CA (http://www.icdri.org). ICDRI is committed to be on the cutting edge of global disability law, policy and technical standards for electronic and information technology.
For further information contact:
Michael Burks, Public Information Officer
International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet http://www.icdri.org
3700 Bastion Lane, Suite 101,
Raleigh, NC 27604
Telephone: (919) 349-6661
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