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Emphasizing the Importance of Online Accessibility on The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25th, 2021 marks the 21st International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Together with people from around the world, we are taking action and raising awareness for the eradication of violence.

Emphasizing the Importance of Online Accessibility on The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Alongside ‘White Ribbon Day’ and ‘All Men Can’ we are encouraging people to change behaviors towards gender-based violence individually and collectively.

Recite Me is proud to carry the torch for the cause and support the 1 in 3 women around the world who have been a victim of physical or sexual violence.

A Widespread but Preventable Problem

Despite years of lawmaking, conventions, acts, and resolutions, violence against women and girls continues to be a pervasive problem across the globe, and the data suggests an even more dire situation for those with disabilities.

  • 70% of people with disabilities have experienced some type of domestic abuse.

  • 53% of cases of domestic violence or intimate partner violence were not reported to the police.

  • 26 percent (1 in 4) of adults in the United States have some type of disability.

  • People with disabilities are three times as likely to be sexually assaulted as their peers without disabilities.

  • Violence against women is preventable. The health sector has an important role to play to provide comprehensive health care to women subjected to violence, and as an entry point for referring women to other support services they may need.

We Can Help

Recite Me assistive technology helps over 25 domestic violence support organizations across the country provide online access to vital information by creating an inclusive, barrier-free user experience on their websites. Our assistive technology toolbar is designed to make websites as accessible as possible, providing equal access to information, some of which may be critical or even life-saving.

Domestic violence organizations leading the way for inclusion

Recite Me assistive Technology is used by a wide variety of state, regional, and local domestic violence organizations to provide a barrier-free experience for all visitors. Our partners include:

  • Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

  • Violence Free Colorado

  • DC SAFE

  • The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • Esperanza Shelter

  • The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • Jane Doe - The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault

  • West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • Domestic and Sexual Abuse Crisis Center of Warren County

  • Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence

  • Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

  • Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • Domestic Violence Intervention Program

  • The New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

  • Aanchal Women’s Aid

Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence logo, Esperanza Shelter logo, Violence Free Colorado logo and DC Safe logo

Providing Support for Those Who Need it Most

Survivors of domestic violence may be less likely to reach out for help for several reasons, so providing accessible information online is crucial in providing support for this vulnerable population. Websites equipped with the Recite Me toolbar provide users with many customization options ranging from font type and background colors to line spacing and reading tools. The toolbar also offers translation functionality for over 100 languages, 35 of which can be read aloud. This is especially helpful for users who experience low vision or speak English as a second language.

Over the past year, Recite me has helped thousands of users access hundreds of websites, barrier-free.

  • 205,047 Unique Users

  • 568,023 Pages viewed

  • Screen Reader: 882,082

  • Translation: 169,259

  • Styling Options: 67,918

  • Reading Aids: 16,263

*Last 12 Months, nonprofit sector data

Client Feedback

Marcos Zubia, Director of Development, Esperanza Shelter, Inc.

Partnering with Recite Me was one of the best decisions our agency has made. It aligns with our accessibility policy and provides, clients information that is life-saving with no limitations, and ensures that we meet our clients where they are. Having accessibility is key to saving lives and aligns with our mission.

Jennifer Wesberry, DC SAFE

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.

Join us in taking a stand

While a great amount of progress has been made, violence against women continues to be a problem all over the world. Recite Me provides assistive technology which helps make support organizations’ websites equally accessible to all, regardless of disabilities or spoken language. Please join us in taking a stand in the fight for the elimination of violence against women.