Offering Healthcare? The ADA and the Affordable Care Act Mean Accessible Telehealth, #HealthTech, and Content

Offering Healthcare? The ADA and the Affordable Care Act Mean Accessible Telehealth, #HealthTech, and Content

Posted on July 24, 2023

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This is an article about the need to make healthcare accessible for disabled people. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates its 33d anniversary on July 26. The law has long required that healthcare providers make their services accessible. In the digital age this means Telehealth that disabled people can participate in. It means prescription labels that talk, and medical information in formats like braille and accessible digital documents. It means Covid-related websites that are available to people with disabilities. The federal government has lots of resources about how and why the law requires accessible healthcare in the digital age.

[This is the first of several planned articles on LFLegal celebrating the 33d anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 2023]

I’ve written extensively about delays in finalizing accessibility regulations in the United States. Articles on this website about delays in web accessibility regulations and delays in kiosk regulations are two examples.

But federal agencies in the United States do far more than publish regulations. (Though you’ll read below that healthcare regulations aren’t immune from delay.) The [...]

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