ADA National Network Learning Session: The Basics of Health Care and the ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that aims for equal opportunity for people with disabilities to use the services provided in the United States. Presented by four members of the ADA National Network's health care subcommittee, this webinar will lay the groundwork for understanding the responsibilities for healthcare providers under the ADA in the provision of health care services.
We will cover the basic three areas:
- Facility access including: physical access to the building and exam rooms and accessible medical equipment;
- Effective communication with patients with disabilities; and
- Modification of programs, policies, and procedures.
- Identify areas in which physical accessibility is required.
- Understand the obligation for effective communication under the ADA for health care providers.
- Learn the variety of possible ways to modify programs, policies and procedures to provide accessible healthcare services.
- Lewis Kraus is the Co-Director of the Pacific ADA Center based in Oakland, CA. He is co-Chair of the Health care subcommittee of the ADA National Network.
- Michael Richardson is the Director of the Northwest ADA Center based in Seattle, WA. He is co-Chair of the Health care subcommittee of the ADA National Network.
- Dana Barton is the Director of the Rocky Mountain ADA Center located in Colorado Springs, CO, and a member of the Health care subcommittee of the ADA National Network.
- Pam Williamson is the Assistant Director of the Southeast ADA Center located in Atlanta, GA, and a member of the Health care subcommittee of the ADA National Network.