The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that enhances equal opportunity for people with disabilities. In this session, two members of the ADA National Network will provide an overview of the physical access requirements for different types of health care facilities. Physical access elements addressed will include: 1) general ADA requirements; 2) parking, passenger loading zones and drive-thru medical testing; 3) building and office accessibility; 4) accessible exam rooms and waiting areas; and 5) accessible medical diagnostic equipment.
- Understand how the ADA applies to health care facilities.
- Identify areas of health care facilities in which physical accessibility is required.
- Learn how to address common barriers to access in health care facilities.
Jan Garrett is a Program Manager for the Pacific ADA Center.
Emily Shuman is the Deputy Director for the Rocky Mountain ADA Center.