Launch of NEW Family Law Information Resources for Women in American Sign Language (ASL)

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Date(s) - 22/09/2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Metro Hall


The Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) campaign is proud to present its newest family law information resources for Deaf women.

Two new videos presented in American Sign Language (ASL), with closed captioning, and dramatized scenes presented by Deaf actors, explain legal information about:

  • Child Custody, and
  • the Victim/Witness Assistant Program (V/WAP), a support service for survivors of intimate partner assault, as they go through the criminal court system.

These videos aim to increase access to justice for Deaf women at times of family breakdown, by providing clear and accessible legal information, in a format chosen and guided by members of the Deaf community.

These two new ASL videos were created and developed in partnership with Springtide Resources, and in consultation with members of the Deaf community.

FLEW is administered by METRAC Action on Violence and is funded and supported by the Ontario Women’s Directorate and the Law Foundation of Ontario. The FLEW campaign provides easy-to-understand, accessible legal information to women of diverse backgrounds, about Ontario family law, and other areas of law affecting women at times of family breakdown.

FLEW materials are available in 14 languages, and include a variety of accessible formats and culturally appropriate resources, including specialized materials for Indigenous women, Muslim women and Jewish women.

We invite you to attend this celebratory event, view these resources often, and share them with your contacts.

Please register for this free event through Eventbrite.

This venue is fully accessible and ASL interpretation will be provided. Should you have individual accommodation needs, please let us know, by contact Talayeh Shomali by email or by phone 416-392-9138.

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