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Accessibility Training Videos

This video training series includes six instructional videos about how to make your electronic and web-based materials accessible for survivors of violence with and without disabilities. We discuss and demonstrate accessibility elements including: Font style, size, and spacing Alternative text for images and visuals Color contrast Organizing information in order Plain language, simple language, and… Read more »

End Abuse of People with Disabilities 2019 Monthly Newsletter

Do you want to learn more about the upcoming webinars and training from the End Abuse of People with Disabilities team? Are there specific topics you want to learn more about each month? Looking for ways to tie it all back to your work? Download the links below to see our Monthly Newsletter that highlights… Read more »

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 end violence against people with disabilities is to make sure that they are meaningfully involved in the… Read more »

End Abuse of People with Disabilities 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Do you want to learn more about the upcoming webinars and training from the End Abuse of People with Disabilities team? Are there specific topics you want to learn more about each month? Looking for ways to tie it all back to your work? Download the links below to see our Monthly Newsletter that highlights… Read more »

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 of Americans have a disability.2 Unfortunately, research suggests that having a disability may increase a… Read more »

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 with disabilities, who are at particular risk of serious violent crime, including rape, sexual assault,… Read more »