Women with disabilities

Women with disabilities

Meeting the challenge: making BC Women's fully accessible to people with disabilities

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English
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Paper
Publisher: 
BC's Women's Hospital and Health Centre
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, B.C.

Provides a series of recommendations that examine accessibility issues in health care facilities, as well as programming opportunities for women with disabilities.

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WOMH.M43 1996

Violence against women with disabilities: practical considerations for health care professionals

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English
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Paper
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN)
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides guidance to health care providers in order for them to properly respond to women with disabilities who have been physically, sexually and emotionally abused or neglected.

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DISA.V56 1994

Strengthening the links, stopping the violence: a guide to the issue of violence against women with disabilities

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Leanne Cusitar
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN)
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Introduces the issue of violence against women with disabilities and provides readers with the information they will need to join in the struggle for change.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
DISA.S74 1994

Women with disabilities from ethnocultural communities: invisible minority

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English
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Paper
Publisher: 
The Multi-Ethnic Association for the Integration of Persons with Disabilitiies
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Montreal, Qc

Gives an overview of the specific difficulties that women with disabilities from ethnocultural communities can encounter.

ISBN/ISSN: 
DISA.W66 2000

Bringing down the barriers: the labour market and women with disabilities in Ontario

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Gail Fawcett
Publisher: 
Canadian Council of Social Development
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides the most up-to-date statistics available on working-age women with disabilities.

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DISA. F39 2000

Sexual health of women with disabilities

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Rosemary Basson
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the sexual health needs of disabled women. Urges physicans to recognize these needs, and to provide them with information to enable them to safely express their sexuality. Includes references.

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ISSN 00084409
ISSN 08203946

Emotional abuse of women with disibilities

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English
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Online
Author: 
Fran Odette
Enza Ronaldi
Publisher: 
Education Wife Assault
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Shows that disabled women face particular challenges when involved in an emotionally abusive relationship. Urges service providers to consider the impact of disabilty as it pertains to leaving an abusive situation.

Disability and childbirth: meeting the challenges

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Elaine M. Carty
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Access to breast cancer screening programs for women with disabilities

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English
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Online
Author: 
Maria Barile
Publisher: 
DAWN Ontario
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

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.

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Disabled Women United for Change Kingston

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Kingston chapter of a provincial feminist organization controlled by women with disabilities, made up of women with disabilities and non-disabled women who support women with disabilities in their struggle to control their own lives.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(613) 546-7387
Street Address: 
102 - 140 Elliott Ave.
City: 
Kingston
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K7K 6P1
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