Our Online Assessment Tool
Understanding your organization’s strengths and barriers to effectively serving survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors is critical whether your organization is just starting the work to become more accessible and inclusive or has been engaged in this work for some time.
Our online assessment tool helps you to:
- measure your organization against field standards for serving survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors
- create a “point in time” snapshot of your organization’s overall commitment and capacity in this area; and
- track your organization’s progress towards specific goals and refine your capacity-building efforts to better meet those goals.
Tailored to Your Organization
Our assessments are tailored to your organization type, that’s what makes it so successful. Currently, we have tailored online assessments for the following types of organizations:
- Disability organizations
- Domestic violence programs
- Rape crisis centers
- Dual domestic and sexual violence programs
How It Works
Step 1: Prepare
Download the implementation guide for your organization type at the bottom of this page and familiarize yourself with the process and the assessment indicators. Decide who will administer the assessment tool and create an account for your organization. As part of the registration process we will ask for some basic facts about your organization. As administrator, you will facilitate the completion of the survey and subsequent planning process as follows.
Step 2: Evaluate
Complete the assessment. We’ll guide you through the process and ask you a series of questions about your organization’s response to survivors with disabilities. For more information about the process, check out the Measuring Capacity to Serve Survivors with Disabilities and Deaf Survivors guides.
Step 3: Reflect
Reflect on the results. We’ll generate a set of individual and confidential reports that reflect your organization’s capacity to serve survivors with disabilities. These reports can be used as a starting point for examining strengths and areas for development.
Step 4: Plan
Invite collaborators and plan for a better future. Share your results with other members of your organization. Invite collaborators to develop an action plan that further builds on your areas of strength and addresses concerning gaps or underperforming areas.