DC SAFE commit to providing accessible services online
Disability isn’t always obvious, and it can present in many different ways. To enable everyone visiting the DC Safe website to access services and content barrier-free they now provide a suite of inclusive options.
DC SAFE began its mission against Domestic Violence in 1997 and in 2006 became an independent non-profit organization and is now proud to be a leader in providing support for empowerment for thousands of survivors each year.
With the intersections that exist between disability and domestic violence, DC SAFE is aware of the importance of making vital support information accessible. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, people with disabilities experience violent crime at 2x the rate of people without disabilities.
To reinforce DC SAFE's commitment to accessibility they have added the Recite Me Toolbar across their digital landscape to improve the online experience for everyone.
Recite Me Accessibility and language support provide DC Safe website visits with a range of tools including screen reading functionality, multiple styling options, reading aids, and a live translation feature that offers over 100 languages including 35 text to speech.
Jennifer Wesberry, Director of Operations, DC SAFE commented, “It is incredibly important that DC SAFEs information get to the people that need it, Recite Me helps this happen. Survivors need access to accurate and timely information, without it decision-making can be hampered or dramatically limited and subsequently restrict full participation in the services available in their community. Recite Me helps us to meet this head-on, to ensure that individuals with disability and language access needs have options.”