Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Board recently released for public comment accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment. Developed under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the proposed standards address access for people with disabilities to examination tables and chairs, weight scales, mammography equipment, and other equipment used for diagnostic purposes. The standards provide design criteria that will allow independent access to diagnostic equipment, including types that require transfer from wheelchairs and other mobility aids. Provisions address transfer surfaces, support rails, armrests, compatibility with lift devices, and other features to facilitate transfer. This session will provide an overview and update on the status of this important rulemaking.
 
Speakers
Rex Pace Senior Accessibility Specialist and Technical Assistance Coordinator US Access Board
Earlene Sesker Accessibility Specialist US Access Board, Office of Technical and Information Services
 
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