US Access Board new accessibility standards for medical equipment – Comment by June 8

Information courtesy of Disability.gov and the US Access Board

US Access Board new accessibility standards for medical equipment – Comment by June 8

The US Access Board is proposing some new accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment. The standards are designed to ensure that people with disabilities can enter, use, and exit equipment independently, and would cover transfer and stand supports, maneuvering space for wheelchairs, slip-resistant surfaces, and more. The rules will impact examination tables, examination chairs, scales, mammography equipment, and other imaging equipment.

The standards do not impose any mandatory requirements on health care providers or medical device manufacturers. However, these standards may be used by the Justice Department and other agencies in future requirements for healthcare providers.

Read the full standards here: http://fifthfreedom.org/u/ex

If this issue is important to you, you may wish to share your thoughts with the US Access Board. You can make comments online at Regulations.gov:

http://fifthfreedom.org/u/ey .

You can also email comments to docket@access-board.gov.

Include docket number ATBCB-2012-0003 in the subject line of the message, so they know which rules you are talking about.

The deadline for comments is June 8.