New York State has adopted a two phase implementation plan to introduce new voting systems to the voting process in New York. Voters will see the first phase in 2008 with the introduction of Ballot Marking Devices at each polling place in the state. These new systems will be in addition to the regular lever voting machines that have been in use for most of the last century. Ballot marking devices provide increased opportunities for individuals with disabilities to vote privately and independently through the use of audio and tactile interfaces. These new systems also are equipped with features to allow the voter to adjust for size and contrast the ballot image, and allow the use of a "Sip-N-Puff" or paddle device by voters with limited hand dexterity.