Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment

By Chris Palamountain

Over a year after beginning the effort, the Access Board’s Medical Diagnostic Equipment Accessibility Standards Advisory Committee ended 2013 by issuing its final report on accessibility standards for medical equipment.  This report comments on and recommends technical requirements to ensure the accessibility of certain types of medical equipment to persons with disabilities. 

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