The Building Access Project is an innovative movement enabling Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) services to better meet the needs of women and children with disability.
Resources on DFV and disability
- Handbook on Supporting People with Intellectual Disability who have Experienced Domestic and Family Violence.
This handbook has been created in collaboration with the Queensland–based WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Association. The handbook is targeted at the New South Wales sexual, domestic and family violence (SDFV) sector and aims to develop people’s skills and knowledge on how to support people with intellectual or learning disability who have experienced domestic and family violence.
- Webinar: Women with disability, abuse and human rights.
- Webinar: NDIS advocacy for women who have experienced abuse.
These webinars are for domestic family violence sector workers, and others, who want to improve their supports for women with disability who have experienced abuse.
The below resources were produced by People with Disability Australia and DVNSW. They were updated in 2021.
- 30 Ways to Make Your Service More Accessible – PDF; Word
- Creating an Inclusion Action Plan – PDF; Word
- Women with Disability and Domestic and Family Violence: A Guide for Policy and Practice – PDF; Word
You can also watch our videos on YouTube.
Easy Read resources
- Easy Read: About abuse
- Easy Read: About sexual abuse
- Easy Read: How to report abuse or sexual violence to the police
This project is funded by Women NSW.
More information about domestic and family violence, how it affects women and children with disability, and the Building Access project can be found here.