Office for Victims of Crime
Community-level Replication Guide
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Step 4. Taking Action


Increasing Agency Accessibility for People With Disabilities: Domestic Violence Agency Self-Assessment Guide. Includes a comprehensive list of program and facility issues to consider in making a domestic violence agency—as well as other agencies—fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

Accessibility: Ramps, ADA Bathrooms and a Whole Lot More! Helps identify ways to increase access to services for crime victims with disabilities.

ADA Web page. Provides information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Making your Documents more Readable. Offers information about which font sizes and types are easiest to read.

Whole Building Design Guide. Has a wealth of information about accessibility, a history of accessible buildings, and resources for more information.

Screening Practices for Domestic Violence Victims with Disabilities. Supports crisis agencies in including questions about disability issues and service needs in their intake process. It covers initial contact and crisis intervention and provision of ongoing services and includes sample screening questions.

Accessible Web Sites

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Requires that electronic and information technology be accessible for persons with disabilities. This law applies to government agencies and to agencies receiving federal funds.

Knowbility, Inc. Teaches how and why to make technology accessible to everyone.

Designing More Usable Web Sites. Links to resources on all aspects of Web accessibility.

Accessibility Institute. Contains a how-to and demos page that provides links to short tutorials giving specific examples on Web accessibility.

Checklist of Checkpoints for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. Provides an accessibility checklist for Web content developers.

Outreach and Education

Disability Services ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) Informational Fact Sheets, SafePlace. Cover topics ranging from inquiring about abusive experiences, Internet safety, communication with someone with atypical speech, and dynamics of caregiver abuse.

Promoting Interest in Community Issues, The Community Toolbox. Discusses how to develop a plan of communication, hold a press conference, and develop public service announcements, posters, fliers, brochures, and Web sites.

Providing Training and Technical Assistance, The Community Toolbox. Discusses how to design and deliver a training session.

SafePlace Lending Library. Lends curricula on personal safety, healthy relationships, and safer sexuality, among other topics.

Safety Planning, National Domestic Violence Hotline. Provides guidelines for developing safety plans.

Your Rights Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Describes section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, outlines who is protected from discrimination, and reviews prohibited discriminatory acts in health care and human services settings.

Sample From the Pilot Sites