Easy Read Family & Domestic Violence Factsheet
Accessible service information
Providing accessible information highlights a positive attitude towards women with disabilities and increases their confidence in, and awareness of, what supports are available. Development of service information in plain English for women with cognitive disabilities also immediately improves access for women with low literacy, and for women with English as a second language. It also makes it easier for information to be translated. Following readability guidelines (for example, those developed by Vision Australia) and website accessibility principles also makes information more accessible for all women. The Women’s Community Health Network WA has developed an easy read factsheet to assist you with this.
Handy tip: Women with disabilities often don’t have access to information about which facilities are able to accommodate them. Work towards your service becoming known within the community as an accessible service. Think creatively about how to reach women with varying needs and abilities and advertise information which is accessible and meaningful about your service.
Learn more about women with disabilities and improving your service accessibility by participating in the ‘Doors to Safety’ workshop. Please contact Zel Iscel for further information on email address: firstname.lastname@example.org