Category Archives: 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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People with Disabilities and the Affordable Care Act

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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