Administrator/Funder

  • A Conversation on Serving Deaf Survivors

    Deaf individuals in the U.S. experience rates of domestic and/or sexual violence equal to or higher than hearing individuals, with emerging research pointing to rates twice that of hearing individuals. From 911 systems that only take phone calls to victim...
  • How Safe are Americans with Disabilities?

    While people with disabilities make up nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population, they remain largely invisible to society at large, and victim response systems in particular. And despite growing public awareness of violent victimization, it excludes the victimization of people...
  • Advocacy Strategies for Ensuring Access to Services and Healthcare for Survivors with Disabilities During COVID-19 and Beyond

    COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting survivors with disabilities. They are more likely to contract the virus, more likely to experience severe symptoms, and less likely to receive services, including advocacy services and health care. Now more than ever, these services provide...
  • Compensation Considerations for Self-Advocates Receiving Government Benefits

    Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety believes that people with disabilities and Deaf people are experts in their own experiences. One way to ensure that the perspectives of people with disabilities and Deaf people are incorporated into the movement to...
  • Sexual Victimization of Men with Disabilities and Deaf Men: A National Snapshot

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines disability as any “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.”1 Major life activities include seeing, hearing, reading, walking, and eating. Based on this definition, approximately 20 percent...
  • Working with Sign Language Interpreters for Events Tip Sheet

    Communication access is essential to any event, but especially those with Deaf or hard of hearing participants. Most events with Deaf or hard of hearing participants achieve effective communication through the help of qualified sign language interpreters.
  • Creating an Accessible Meeting Environment Tip Sheet

    The environment you create for an event sets the tone for participants’ overall experience. Event planners help set this tone by determining the set-up of meeting rooms, the look and placement of signage, and the types of materials to provide....
  • The ADA@25: Impact and Implications for People with Disabilities Involved in the Justice System

    In conjuncture with the 25th anniversary of the signing of the American’s with Disabilities Act, the Center on Victimization released this factsheet that reflects on the impact this legislation had on justice involved people with disabilities and Deaf people....
  • Culture, Language, and Access: Serving Deaf Survivors

    Recent research suggests that Deaf women experience higher rates of sexual and domestic violence than their hearing counterparts, but are often shut off from victim services and supports that are ill-equipped to respond to their unique needs. As a result,...
  • Accessible Registration Tip Sheet

    Registration is a critical part of any successful event. It provides an opportunity for you to collect information and payment, if appropriate, from individuals who will be attending your event, allowing you to proactively design an event that best meets...