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
Category: Law and Legislation
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
A fact sheet, People with Disabilities and the Affordable Care Act lays out key things individuals with disabilities should know about the affordable care act and provides links to resources that can help individuals find coverage and low-cost care. The fact sheet is also available as a PDF.
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
"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