In 2002, the Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities (ACCD) completed a research project that examines the issue of violence against women with disabilities in Alberta. As a part of that project, we interviewed women with disabilities, victim services staff, women’s shelter directors, counsellors, caregivers, and many other front-line workers. Through these interviews, we learned that many people with disabilities, their advocates, and front- line workers felt they did not have adequate access to training/awareness-raising materials that raise awareness about violence against women/people with disabilities. They felt the materials they were using were out of date, more relevant to non-disabled individuals, or not readily obtainable.
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