Category: Law and Legislation

Access Board Working Group on Accessible Prescription Drug Container Labels

The Access Board  has lead the effort to develop guidance on making prescription drug labels accessible to people with vision impairments. The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 includes measures to promote drug safety and to improve FDA procedures for reviewing new medicines and medical devices. A provision of the act (§904) … Continue reading Access Board Working Group on Accessible Prescription Drug Container Labels

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New Rules Issued Implementing Health Care Law, Banning Discrimination Against People with Pre-Existing Conditions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing a proposed rule to implement several key provisions of the Affordable Care Act to prevent insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions. The health care law will also make it easier for consumers to compare health plans and for employers to promote and encourage employee … Continue reading New Rules Issued Implementing Health Care Law, Banning Discrimination Against People with Pre-Existing Conditions

The Practical and Legal Reasons Behind Designing for Accessibility

Writing for UX magazine, Gregory P. Care and Dan Ross  discuss The Practical and Legal Reasons Behind Designing for Accessibility. This informative article examines the benefits of designing their mobile apps and websites for accessibility, including avoiding legal liability. Accessibility is a central and, in many ways, fundamental component of user experience, so designers of … Continue reading The Practical and Legal Reasons Behind Designing for Accessibility

Olmstead Act Turns 13

"For the Department of Justice, turning the promise of the Olmstead decision into a reality for individuals with disabilities across the nation has become a major component of ADA enforcement." Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez The Supreme Court heard the case Olmstead vs. L.C. on April 21, 1999 and decided it on June 22, … Continue reading Olmstead Act Turns 13