ADA National Network Learning Session: Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment and Prescription Drug Container Labels
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.
- 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
Bill Botten serves as the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator at the U.S. Access Board.
Bobby Stinnette serves as an Accessibility Specialist at the U.S. Access Board.