Increasing Agency Accessibility for People with Disabilities: Domestic Violence Agency Self-Assessment Guide

Intended for use in domestic violence victim services, this guide was produced to provide domestic violence programs and agencies with a practical tool to review the accessibility of the agency and services offered for victims with disabilities.

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Increasing Agency Accessibility for People with Disabilities: Domestic Violence Agency Self-Assessment Guide by Cathy Hoog, Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services, for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Revised 2004)

This manual is "intended for use in domestic violence victim services programs and agencies. This guide was produced to provide domestic violence programs and agencies with a practical tool to review the accessibility of the agency and services offered for victims with disabilities." The author of this guide acknowledges that while this tool provides a starting point for ensuring accessible services, implementation of any accomodations must remain open to changes that may be necessary based on individual preference and need.

Accessibility considerations include:

  • Increasing Awareness of Staff
  • Getting to the Agency
  • Getting Around Inside the Building
  • Using Domestic Violence Program Services
  • Getting the Message Out
  • Reviewing Existing Policies and Procedures

Useful resource referrals include:

  • Resources for Information on Increasing Awareness
  • Resources on Federal Disbilitiy Rights Law

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