Search Resources (English): Women with disabilities

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Meeting the challenge: making BC Women's fully accessible to people with disabilities
Provides a series of recommendations that examine accessibility issues in health care facilities, as well as programming opportunities for women with disabilities.
Published: 1996
Exanding our horizons: tech3 project
Presents a compilation of technology information, tips, tutorials, and frequently asked questions for women with disabilities.
Published: 2002
Federally sentenced women with mental disabilities: a dark corner in Canadian human rights   
http://www.elizabethfry.ca/submissn/dawn/1.htm
Discusses issues of human rights law and federal legislation in relation to federally sentenced women (FSW) with mental disabilities. Concludes with recommendations for the improvement of mental health services for FSW. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Inclusive social policy development: ideas for practitioners  
http://www.ccsd.ca/diver_e.htm
Looks at ways to help make organizations more inclusive of diversity considerations. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Access to breast cancer screening programs for women with disabilities  
http://dawn.thot.net/afhm-barile.html
Evaluates the accessibility of the Québec based program, the Programme québecois de dépistage du cancer du sein (PQDCS) in Montréal for women with diverse disabilities, based on seven criteria of Universal Accessibility, which includes: equitable use; flexibility in use; simple and intuitive; use perceptible information; tolerance for error; low physical effort; and, size and space for approach and use. Presents experiences of the environmental barriers and/or facilitators at the centres studied in hope that this aids women with disabilities to choose centres which best suit their needs. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Saying no to abuse: strategies for safer services  
http://www.enablelink.org/health/hlth_articles.html?showhealth=1&id=1076
Illustrates with personal stories how people with disabilities may experience abuse. Abusers may include caregivers, spouses, and family members. Encourages people to educate themselves about their rights and advocate for them. Provides suggestions of services and organizations to contact for help. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Home care & women with disabilities: an interview with Paula Keirstead  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39813
Discusses the issues surrounding home care for women with disabilities. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Bibliography on women with disabilities   
http://dawn.thot.net/bibliography_wwd.html
Bibliography of selected writings from 1984 to 1997, about women with disabilities. The writings come from a variety of disciplines and are often interdisciplinary in nature. (See Details)
Building bridges: women living with disabilities speak out
Discusses important issues facing women with disabilities in an effort to raise awareness and provides suggestions to bring about positive change to enhance the quality of life for all people living with disabilities.
Published: 1999
Disability and childbirth: meeting the challenges  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/159/4/363.pdf
Provides physicians with an overview of the health care issues faced by women with disabilities as they cope with the specific challenges of pregnancy, labour, birth, and parenting. (See Details)
Published: 1998