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Approaching a polling station by wheelchair. Image from rockinpaddy on Flickr. 
 
We're inspired by all the goodness being posted to our fresh challenge this week! Our Voting Challenge brief asks: How might we design an accessible election experience for everyone? When we talk about access to elections we are keen to include citizens with diverse cultural backgrounds, technology experiences, literacy and language proficiency and abilities... so there are plenty of opportunities for all of you to help us tease out this topic before we move on to the Concepting phase in a few weeks. Take a look at the brief and head over to the Inspiration phase and share your insights, interviews, analogies and conversation on our 5 Missions.
 
There's a bunch of resources associated with this challenge – check them out under the Learn More section in the left side bar of the challenge page. Especially worth a look are our Guiding Principles for this topic and the Interview Starter Kit which we've put together so that you can delve for deeper insights around the voting experience. We're looking forward to reading what you discover from talking to folks you know who fit the bill on helping us gain a greater understanding accessibility issues, challenges and solutions. 
 

You all know we're big on collaboration here at OpenIDEO. As well as being keen on your inspirations, ideas and conversations – we'd also love it if you helped us track any bugs or issues you're facing with our site. Hit the prominent Support tab on the left side of most pages of our site and let us know what's going on. Everyone's input helps. We're committed to improving our site performance and like with many of our pursuits – we think it can be done better, together!

And did you catch the great write up over at GreenBiz on our Vibrant Cities Challenge? "What’s inspiring about all this is engaging the masses in the innovation process, taking it out of closed-door brainstorming sessions and into the open where it can benefit many." So come join us, invite some friends along and let's inspire and innovate.
 
 
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