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Resources – Accessibility and Accommodations in Health Care Settings – Health Care Providers

Addresses physical barriers that may prevent women with disabilities from receiving a mammogram. Provides guidelines, checklists and diagrams.
This short guide has a checklist of accessibility features to ensure healthcare facilities and exam rooms are accessible for all patients. It also provides suggested accommodations for patients who have hearing, vision, speech, or cognitive disabilities. The guide is available in large print and Spanish.
This factsheet informs health care providers about the laws and technical criteria that apply to accessible medical diagnostic equipment (MDE) in order to improve accessibility. The factsheet is available in large print and Spanish.
This factsheet informs health care providers about the laws and technical criteria that apply to accessible medical exam tables and chairs, in order to improve accessibility. The factsheet is available in large print and Spanish.
This resource presents questions and answers for healthcare providers about auxiliary aids and services such as Sign Language Interpreter services, captioning, and other methods for making communication accessible.
This factsheet contains quick tips for front line staff like receptionists and customer service representatives so they are prepared to provide excellent customer service to people with disabilities. The resource has a link to a 20-minute video that could be used for staff training purposes on the same topic. Alternative versions in Spanish are available as well.
This website contains information and resources about ADA regulations, including for materials for specific settings or services.
Provides and overview of the law as it relates to health care facilities. Provides information about accessible examination rooms and accessible medical equipment and answers frequently asked questions.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Disability and Health Branch website has information and resources for persons with disabilities, their families, service providers, and healthcare providers.
People with disabilities don't always receive the healthcare services they need, which can lead to poorer health outcomes throughout their lifetime. Being aware that barriers to receiving care exist is essential in order to address them through training, policy, and physical environment. This factsheet gives an overview of health gaps people with disabilities often experience, barriers to accessing healthcare services, and suggestions for removing or reducing those barriers.