ADA National Network Learning Session: Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment and Prescription Drug Container Labels
March 16, 2020
Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment and Prescription Drug Container Labels
Thursday, March 26, 2020
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm ET | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm PT
Registration closes at midnight, March 25, 2020.
The Access Board, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, has issued accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment. These standards provide design criteria for examination tables and chairs, including those used for dental or optical exams and procedures, weight scales, radiological equipment, mammography equipment and other equipment used for diagnostic purposes by health professionals. Additionally, presenters will cover the advisory guidance for making information on prescription drug container labels accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired or who are elderly.
This webinar will assist participants in understanding the rights and responsibilities for effective communication for people with hearing, vision, and cognitive disabilities in medical settings.
Discussion topics will cover:
Describe design criteria for exam tables, weight scales and radiological equipment.
Identify best practices that promote access to prescription drug container label information in all formats including, audible, braille and large print.
The Access Board is an independent federal agency that develops and maintains accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and information technology under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws
Randall Duchesneau is an Accessibility Specialist at the US Access Board with a focus on residential housing, transient lodging, and healthcare.
Bobby Stinnette serves as an Accessibility Specialist at the US Access Board.
The information presented in this webinar is intended solely as informal guidance, and is neither a determination of legal rights or responsibilities by NIDILRR.