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

Sally Robinson, Patsie Frawley, Sue Dyson

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)918-936
Number of pages19
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume27
Issue number6-7
Early online date27 Apr 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2021

Keywords

  • collaboration
  • intersectionality
  • tertiary
  • violence prevention

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