A dictionary that focuses on defining critical terminology related to political processes, elections, disability, assistive devices, and inclusive practices.


Persons with disabilities are involved in all electoral activities on an equal basis with other citizens, including leadership positions, rather than just having accommodations that might segregate persons with disabilities from other citizens. For example, Rather than only having a mobile ballot box that brings the ballot to a voter’s home, the polling center should also be accessible so the voter can vote in the same location as other citizens, if she or he so desires.

Intellectual disability

Term used when there are limits to a person’s ability to learn at an expected level and function in daily life, e.g. Down syndrome or autism.