Gender and Disability

  • The Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)
    The Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD) is a research center that focuses on issues related to health, aging, civil rights, abuse, and independent living. CROWD’s purpose is to promote, develop, and disseminate information to expand the life choices of women with disabilities so that they may fully participate in community life. More specifically, researchers develop and evaluate models for interventions to address specific problems effecting women with disabilities.
  • Women and Disability Resources
    These are social, academic, activist, and just-for-fun online resources collected on women and disability by Barbara Robertson.
  • National Women’s Health Information Center web site on illnesses and disability
    To help women overcome social, financial, physical, or other kinds of barriers to health care services and information, the National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC) created this web site. It puts a wealth of useful information together into one place for women with disabilities, caretakers, health professionals, and researchers. This site addresses numerous issues of particular interest to women with disabilities, such as abuse, parenting, and sexuality. It also offers general resources about critical health issues for a variety of disabilities, including physical, neurological, hearing, speech, and visual impairment. It will also provide information on psychiatric, learning, and developmental disabilities. You will also find information on federal laws and regulations that protect disabled citizens, services and support resources, news about medical research, statistical information on disabled women, and information for healthcare professionals on improving healthcare access for women with physical limitations.