DASACC is committed to meeting the needs of survivors with disabilities. As an agency, we are continually working to address the gaps in services and removing barriers to domestic violence and sexual assault services for vulnerable communities. According to the Vera Institute of Justice, Center on Victimization and Safety, individuals with disabilities experience the highest rates of violent victimization compared to any other group, but are unlikely to receive supportive services to increase safety. Given that 25% of the population has a disability, DASACC is ensuring our website and information is more digitally inclusive to meet the needs of all.
DASACC is thrilled to announce that we now provide Recite Me web accessibility and a language support toolbar on our website to make it accessible and inclusive for as many people as possible. Anyone who visits our website can now customize their digital experience to suit their own needs and access our online information and services barrier-free.
It helps the one in four people in the US who have a disability, including those with conditions like sight loss, epilepsy, autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more to access our website in the way that suits them best. It also meets the needs of the one in ten people who don’t speak English as their first language, by being able to translate our web content into over 100 different languages, including 35 text to speech voices.
How do I access the Recite Me toolbar?
You can open the Recite Me language and accessibility toolbar by clicking on the “Accessibility Tools” button, which is at the top of every page of our website. After you click on the button, the Recite Me toolbar opens and displays a range of different options for customizing how the website looks and how you can access the content.
How does Recite Me help me access this website?
Recite Me’s unique web accessibility toolbar removes barriers to accessing content and allows for adjustments to all elements on our website including text, graphics, language, and navigation.
The Recite Me toolbar has a unique range of functions. Some tools and functions include:
Have all text and content read aloud in a natural voice
Speed controls and Word by Word highlighting for total customization
Download the text as an MP3 file to listen to content offline
Change font styles, sizes, colors, and spacing
Customize background color
Translate text into more than 100 different languages
Fully integrated dictionary and thesaurus on site
Ruler to read line by line
Magnifier to zoom in to sections of text
Providing an inclusive experience to support our diverse communities is a priority. You can find out more about how Recite Me works from the Recite Me user guide.
If you or someone you know is being hurt, we can help. Call our 24/7 hotline at 908-453-4181 to speak with a trained, confidential advocate. All services are free and confidential.
We believe all survivors and serve all those who identify as being impacted by interpersonal violence; and we strive to maintain knowledge and sensitivity of the impact of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship, disability status, neurodiversity, age, mental health, substance use, and any other aspect with makes a person unique.