New Delhi: Visually impaired voters will be provided with braille voter slips in the Lok Sabha elections due this summer. Braille is a script with raised dots that can be read with the fingers by people who are blind or who have low vision. Also Read - Deploy Resources in Saving Lives Instead of Building PM's New House: Priyanka Gandhi

It is a tactile reading and writing system used by blind and visually impaired people who cannot access print material. Also Read - BJP to Hold Nationwide Dharna on May 5 Against Widespread Violence Post Bengal Election Results

As part of its strategic framework for ‘accessible elections’, the commission has told all chief electoral officers to issue accessible photo voter slips with braille to voters who are visually impaired or blind. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021: Here's Full List of Winners Constituency-wise

The braille enabled slips were used in the recently held assembly elections also.

Electronic voting machines already have the braille feature. The ballot paper pasted on the machine with name and symbol of candidates is braille enabled.

The Election Commission also plans to provide braille election photo identity cards to visually challenged voters across the country.