This booklet is our effort to communicate about one of the initiatives used in Wisconsin’s Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women Project to achieve sustainable systems change regarding the abuse of women with disabilities.
This tool is to be used by sexual assault and domestic violence programs to review their
programs and services to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access and an equal opportunity to participate.
This resource guide is designed to promote the necessity for and benefits to Protection and Advocacy agencies joining with state and local sexual assault and domestic violence coalitions and programs to forge powerful partnerships on issues of violence against women with disabilities and Deaf women.
Accessibility is a large and varied topic. This Guide is designed to assist you in your role with a domestic violence and/or sexual assault services program to learn about and then address the scope of what encompasses accessibility.
An exciting and transformative component of 21st century work among disability, domestic violence and sexual assault services organizations is the recognition that together we have the capacity to positively impact the intervention with and recovery and healing of so many individuals with disabilities who have experienced or currently are experiencing violence in their lives.