In this presidential election year, PCB is concerned that PCB members and others who are blind or visually impaired have the facts about the candidates. One way in which you can gain this information is to watch the upcoming debates. Please take time out of your busy schedules to watch at least one of the presidential debates and the vice presidential debate. The candidates are vastly different—especially on issues relevant to people with disabilities. All debates will be moderated by a single individual and will run from 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time without commercial breaks.
First presidential debate: Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
The first debate will consist of six 15-minute segments selected by the moderator and announced ahead of the debate.
Vice presidential debate: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.
The vice presidential debate will be divided into nine 10-minute segments.
Second presidential debate: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.
The second presidential debate will be a town meeting, where half of the questions will come from participants and the other from the moderator. The moderator’s questions will be based on public interest topics determined via social media and other sources.
Third presidential debate: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, NV.
The third presidential debate will have the same format as the first, with six 15-minute segments selected by the moderator and announced ahead of the debate.