The Vermont Center for Independent Living, Deaf Independence Program

This Program implemented a version of an ADWAS program adapted for rural areas through a Vermont Office on Crime Victims assistance grant. This program also has trained accessibility consultants who conducted reviews of shelters and of state attorney offices. The program has experience developing transition plans to address access barriers and support from the governor and the state office. They also developed the expertise of contractors and builders through trainings on accessible housing and provided a list of these trainees to the Center for Crime Victim Services.