Resources: (Dis)Ability and Accessibility


Women with Disabilities and Violence, DAWN Canada

Toolkits & Guides

Abuse of People with Disabilities, Connecting on Disability and Abuse & Crime Prevention Ottawa

Communicative Disabilities & Abuse Workshop, Elizabeth Kwan, 2012

Reducing Barriers to Support for Women Fleeing Violence: A Toolkit for Supporting Women with Varying Levels of Mental Wellness and Substance Use, BC Society of Transition Houses, 2011  

Training and Programs

Deaf Queer Women Against Violence
The Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf, in collaboration with Springtide Resources, is creating the first Canadian American Sign Language (ASL) and captioned DVD about healthy and unhealthy relationships and different forms of violence and harassment that Deaf Queer women experience.

Making Connections: When Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance Use Problems Co-Occur Online Training Portal
The Making Connections curriculum has multiple elements: a manual, a series of six online modules, a workshop, and discussion forum. The online, interactive training portal includes training modules that address Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance Use, The Complexities of Co-occurring Problems, Collaborating Across Disciplines, Sectors, and Locations and Self Care and Compassion Fatigue. Price: Free

Springtide Resources- Improving Access to Violence Against Women Services for Women with Disabilities
This e-learning resource will provide participants with an increased ability to support and advocate for women with disabilities and women who are Deaf who have experienced physical or sexual violence, or criminal harassment, and who are seeking services from your agency. Topics covered include; understanding the accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Customer Service Standard, communicating and interacting with people with disabilities, serving persons who use service animals, support persons or assistive devices and accessibility at your agency.This course is targeted at anyone who provides direct service to women who may disclose a history of physical or sexual violence or criminal harassment, such as counselors/therapists, rape crisis centre workers, victim support workers, settlement workers, health care professionals, and related women’s services workers.
Price: Free- Other programs available at a cost

TED Talks

Dr. Paul van Donkelaar and Karen Mason – Ahead of the Game