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Surprisingly so, (or maybe unsurprisingly so?) we did not find many complete websites geared specifically towards women with disabilities. What was lacking in quantity was made up for in quality. Here are some good ones that we did find
The Disabled Women's Network is based in Ontario, Canada, and is a volunteer-driven grassroots organization that works to advance the inclusion and rights of women with disabilities. The network has created educational and informational guides, brochures, and videos advocated their cause, as well as online publications.
An example of one of their relevant publications: is this page on helping women with disabilities keep safe from abuse, which is a huge problem and one generally not discussed.
DAWN develops resources for women with disabilities, more specifically health care resources, and works with other women and disability groups on issues such as self-advocacy and education. DAWN networks with women with disabilities using techniques such as electronic forums, listservs, and websites.
Disability Cool - Women’s Stuff: Developed by a feminist woman with a disability, this fascinating website picks at issues you normally don’t see in a governmental disability website. Featured articles include, “Pro-choice and Disabled” and “Body Beautiful/Body Perfect: Challenging the Status Quo”. The site also features reviews on books and films that discuss disabilities and their effects on women.
Women with Disabilities Entrepreneurship Project:
Women’s Health is a federal government source for information for women’s health information, brought to us by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Their website contains information and resources on abuse, aging, living with a disability, parenting a child with a disability; to name a few. The website also has a special section on disability information for girls, explains, in information geared to young girls, how to live and be independent with a disability.
Women with Disabilities Education Program: One of the best things about this site is that you have the option of changing the font size, or color, depending upon your visual capabilities. This site features educational modules on issues such as communication and ways to break down barriers between women with disabilities and their healthcare providers.
Health Promotions for Women with Disabilities:
World Enable – Women with Disabilities There is a great link on this website that gives a list of articles, books, and other publications for women with disabilities.
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