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People with disabilities and people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing experience high rates of sexual violence. If our agencies are not accessible, these survivors can face additional barriers to safety and healing. Assistive technology can be a critical component in ensuring that sexual assault programs provide accessible services for all victims of sexual violence. This 3 page article provides five steps sexual assault programs can take to increase safety and accessibility for survivors by using assistive technology.

This article was originally published in Technology Safety, the Spring/ Summer 2009 issue of Connections, the  Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs biannual newsmagazine.