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Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities

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Accessibility for People with Disabilities

American Association on Health & Disability (2011)
Overview of accessibility issues including information about accessible technology, websites, government services, meetings, and more.

Accessibility of State and Local Government Websites to People with Disabilities

Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice (2003), 5 pages
Publication providing guidance on making state and local government websites accessible to persons with disabilities; includes resources for Web developers.
PDF – screen (236k)
PDF – print (1444k)

ADA Title II Technical Assistance Manual Covering State and Local Government Programs and Services
U.S. Department of Justice (1993), 56 pages
Manual on ADA requirements explaining in lay terms what state and local governments must do to ensure that their services, programs, and activities are provided to the public in a nondiscriminatory manner; provides numerous practical examples.
HTML – Supplement (1994)
HTML – Spanish print edition available from the ADA Information Line.

ADA Title III Technical Assistance Manual Covering Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities

U.S. Department of Justice (1993), 83 pages 
Technical assistance manual covering the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act for businesses and nonprofit agencies; provides detailed information in bullet format for quick reference.
HTML – Supplement (1994)
HTML – Spanish edition available from the ADA Information Line.

ADA Title III Highlights

12-page, bullet form outline of key ADA requirements.
HTML – English
HTML – Spanish (Puntos Destacados del Titulo III) 

Balancing the Power – Creating a Crisis Center Accessible to People with Disabilities

Safe Place, $50
Step-by-step guide for domestic violence and sexual assault centers designed to promote collaboration to provide accessible services to abuse survivors with disabilities. The guide includes an overview of various forms of disability, tips for working with people with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and changing protocols that pose barriers to service.
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