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#PwDsVote Summit Live on C-SPAN 2, Follow Along From Home

As RespectAbility’s Campaign 2016 and People with Disabilities Summit on Enabling Access and Opportunities for All kicks off, viewers at home can join in on the fun as C-SPAN 2 is airing the entire conference live.

The entire conference on democracy and access for people with disabilities will be airing live from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and then again from 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. If you don’t have cable, you will be able to see it via their website at the online C-SPAN 2 live events page.

This is a really important breakthrough as a disability voter/access training has never been shown on national television before and 56 million Americans have disabilities. Check out the full schedule and join us for as much as you are able!

In addition, we will be posting everything to RespectAbility’s YouTube page. We also will be live tweeting @Respect_Ability using the hashtag #PwDsVote.

Don’t forget to do your part in reaching down ballot candidates and asking them to complete the down ballot #PwDsVote Disability Campaign Questionnaire! View The RespectAbility Report’s post for sample tweets and how-to’s!

Follow along from home with the PowerPoints and hand outs!

  • Program Schedule and Biographies (PDF, WEB)
  • RespectAbility PowerPoint for 9:00-10:00 AM and 3:00-4:00 PM Sessions (PPT)
  • RespectAbility Press Release: #PwDsVote Disability Campaign Questionnaire for Senate and Gubernatorial Candidates (PDF)
  • Candidate Contact Information: Open and Competitive Gubernatorial Races (PDF)
  • Candidate Contact Information: Open and Competitive Senate Races (PDF)
  • RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program (PDF)

CCACaptioning Materials

  • CCAC Captions Capture the Vote Flyer (PDF)
  • CCAC Collaboration Flyer (PDF)

Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Materials

  • PowerPoint on Planning Accessible and Inclusive Events (PPT)
  • ADA National Brochure (PDF)
  • Film and Guide Postcard Business (PDF)
  • Frontline Customer Service Quick Tips (PDF)


Meet the Author

Lauren Appelbaum
Lauren Appelbaum

Lauren Appelbaum is the communications director of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities, and managing editor of The RespectAbility Report, a publication at the intersection of disability and politics. Previously she was a digital researcher with the NBC News political unit. As an individual with an acquired invisible disability - Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy - she writes about the intersection of disability, employment, Hollywood and politics. Appelbaum currently oversees RespectAbility’s outreach to Hollywood to promote positive, accurate, diverse and inclusive media portrayals on TV and in film. To reach her, email

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