Community and Accessibility at Doorways

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), an important time to highlight the issue of domestic violence and its effects on victims, survivors, families, and communities. Everyone deserves to have access to a community where people live free of violence and have safe and stable housing. We caught up with Linley Beckbridge, Director of Marketing & Communications and Advocacy at Doorways to discuss the importance of accessibility in your community.

Could you tell me your name and job role and what you do at Doorways? 

My name is Linley Beckbridge (she/her), and I am the Director of Communications and Advocacy at Doorways.

What does Doorways work to achieve, and what support do you provide for individuals of all identities? 

Doorways creates pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence, and sexual assault leading to safe, stable, and empowered lives. We provide community-based services, shelter, and supportive housing for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as youth and families experiencing homelessness. 

Why is accessibility important to Doorways?

As Arlington’s domestic and sexual service provider, it is critical that all survivors in our community are able to access the support we provide. 

Why did you choose to implement Recite Me assistive technology on your website?

We wanted to ensure that anyone who visits our site is able to access and navigate our website to get the information, resources, and support they may need or wish to offer as a donor or community partner.

What do you hope for the future of Doorways? 

At Doorways, we envision a community where all people live free of violence and have safe and stable housing. That’s the dream and the end goal. In the meantime, I hope that anyone who needs Doorways’ services reaches out for the support they deserve. You are not alone; we are here to help.

To learn more about the Recite Me accessibility toolbar and how it can help you create an inclusive digital experience, please contact the team or book a demo. You can also check out our ADA accessibility checker today for free.

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