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Telemedicine Startup Antidote Health Sees Accessible, Affordable Healthcare As A ‘Fundamental Human Right’

Steven Aquino
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Steven covers accessibility and assistive technology.

Apr 20, 2022,06:12pm EDT|

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Antidote Health is one of many companies specializing in telemedicine.

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One truism of the pandemic has been the increased reliance on technology to navigate our lives. Videoconferencing software such as Zoom and FaceTime have proven indispensable as the virus has demanded everyone work remotely over the last two years. For disabled people, society’s collective crash course in accessibility is nothing new; the masses have only now discovered what those in the disability community have known forever. Remote work has been unquestionably en vogue for many disabled people—myself included—long before “coronavirus” became entrenched in the everyday vernacular. So too has the need for software like Zoom and accommodations like captions.

An area of particular growth during this time is telemedicine. Companies such as Lin Health and Amazon offer remote healthcare consultations (albeit limited to basic illnesses) that allow people to talk with a doctor from home. Not only does this [...]

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