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Learning Network Newsletter # 7: Infographic

Learning Network Newsletter # 7: Infographic

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Infographic

  • Over half a billion women and girls in the world have a disability
  • More than 1 out of 6 women in Canada lives with a disability (15 years and older)
  • Over 75% of incidents of sexual assault of women with mental disAbilities involve recurring episodes
  • Women living with disAbilities are more likely to be victims of the most severe forms of spousal violence
  • 42% of homeless women living in Toronto have a history of traumatic brain injury
  • 1 in 10 women residing in shelters on April 16, 2018 lived with some form of disAbility
  • Availability of accessible services as reported by Canadian Shelters in 2008:
    • 2/3 of shelters had wheelchair-accessible bedrooms
    • 22% provided TTY/TDD equipment (i.e., specially equipped telephones) for women with hearing impairments
    • 17% provided sign language or interpretation services
    • 17% provided large print reading materials for women who are visually impaired
    • 5% provided Braille reading material