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Resources – Accessibility and Accommodations in Health Care Settings – People with Disabilities

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 website contains information and resources about ADA regulations, including for materials for specific settings or services.
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.
This website presents accessibility guidelines for play areas.
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.
This short guide shares considerations for healthcare providers on how to ensure accessibility and promote healthy weight and physical activity with their patients with disabilities.