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Guide to Achieving Fundamental Elements of Accessibility


This guide was developed for domestic violence and sexual assault centers and the guidelines for making services, buildings and personnel accessible to people with disabilities could be applied to a variety of business and organizations.  The guide provides a rationale for why each fundamental element of accessibility is necessary and includes lists of organizations that could help with achieving the elements listed.  

Primary Toolkit:

Healthy Community Design Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Health Equity and Social Justice Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Access to Care, Best Practice, Community Design, Disability, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Health Policy, Minority, Quality Improvement, Violence, Vulnerable Populations, Workforce Competency


Institutional Author:

North Carolina Office on Disability and Health




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