Disabled sign pinned on cork noticeboard

Seyfarth Synopsis:  Recent guidance from the U.S. Access Board makes it more difficult for businesses to argue that the Accessible Icon constitutes “equivalent facilitation” under the ADA, even though jurisdictions such as New York and Connecticut require the use of this alternative disability access symbol.

As we previously reported, New York State and more

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: Mary Kay Klimesh

On November 7, 2013, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. (ET), the U.S. Access Board will hold a webinar addressing accessible surfaces for playgrounds. The Access Board has developed accessibility guidelines (available at http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/recreation-facilities/guides) for newly constructed and altered play areas. During this webinar, Access Board staff and a representative from

By Kristina M. Launey

As noted during our Healthcare webinar last week, the accessibility of drug labels accessible is on the Administration’s agenda.  Yesterday the Access Board announced that the stakeholder working group it organized to develop best practices for making drug labels accessible will hold its first public meeting January 10 and 11 in

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