By Minh N. Vu

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act directed the U.S. Access Board to develop standards for medical diagnostic equipment that is accessible to people with disabilities. To assist in the development of a final rule on this topic, the Board created an Advisory Committee composed of various stakeholders.  The Equal Rights Center, a disability advocacy organization based in Washington D.C. that has filed a number of significant ADA Title III and Fair Housing Act access lawsuits against businesses as well as the D.C. government, recently announced that it has been selected to be a member of this committee.  The ERC’s press release is here.