A last-minute look at the candidates

Five days until the election. If you are still undecided, here are some links to information on each presidential candidate’s view on autism and other disability issues.

The Autism Society of America (ASA) website features a presidential election resources page with full statements by Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama.

If you prefer going directly to each candidate for information, the McCain campaign’s website highlights his healthcare and education policies, plus a statement about autism. Obama’s homepage and his disabilities page give information about the candidate’s policy issues.

I’ll be voting on my own this year using a touch screen with audio output — the Help America Vote Act of 2002 requires “voting systems” to provide independent and private voting for all voters, including citizens who have disabilities. I toyed with voting early, but in the end decided to wait until election day. I’m actually looking forward to standing in line with my fellow Americans.


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