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UF professor teaches awareness about living with a disability

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All people are people first and for the most part everyone wants to enjoy life, feel productive and be independent. But when records show that the number of Americans with a disability reaches 54.4 million, people have more things to consider. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports how disability awareness week played an important role in Gainesville.

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Juan Gilbert, chair of the University of Florida's Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department, demonstrates how to use the Prime III voting machine, which he developed. Prime III assists the disabled with voting and was used for the first time in New Hampshire for this month's election. (Alexa Lorenzo/WUFT News)

UF-Developed Voting Machine For Disabled Used On Election Day

Other states have a separate voting machines made specifically for people with disabilities, but with Prime III, all of New Hampshire's are able to accommodate any voter.