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Access and Accessibility in Domestic and Family Violence Services for Women With Disabilities: Widening the Lens

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posted on 2023-01-04, 23:00 authored by S Robinson, Patsie FrawleyPatsie Frawley, S Dyson
Women with disabilities experiencing violence can face challenges accessing domestic and family violence (DFV) services. Our research explored how these services understood and operationalized access for women with disabilities. In this article, we use Levesque, Harris, and Russell’s access framework to show how to be accessible to women with disabilities, and DFV services can widen the lens of access and accessibility to respond to women’s own priorities. These centered around appropriateness, approachability, and acceptability. Addressing these broader issues of access in policy and practice alongside disability-specific needs can better align what services offer and what women need.

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Journal

Violence Against Women

Volume

27

Pagination

918 - 936

ISSN

1077-8012

eISSN

1552-8448

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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