On the occasion of its 111th anniversary, the Swiss Federation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (SFB) held a panel discussion on "Safeguarding the political rights of blind and visually impaired people" in the run-up to its general assembly.
In Switzerland, it is still not possible for blind and visually impaired people to autonomously exercise their right to vote and to elect. This contradicts the constitution and the laws in Switzerland and was also criticized by the UN, on the occasion of its report on the state of implementation of the UN-CRPD.
The SFB therefore demands in a resolution, which is addressed to the politicians, to take immediate steps to implement a barrier-free e-voting and e-collectin.
The resolution was officially approved unanimously by the general assembly.
Roland Studer, President SFB