US Access Board’s Medical Diagnostic Equipment Accessibility Standards Advisory Committee Released Its Report

The US Access Board’s Medical Diagnostic Equipment (MDE) Accessibility Standards Advisory Committee released its reportAdvancing Equal Access to Diagnostic Services: Recommendations on Standards for the Design of Medical Diagnostic Equipment for Adults with Disabilities.  The report includes detailed accessibility standards covering examination tables, x-ray machines, weight scales, mammography equipment, and other diagnostic equipment.  The standards were required by the Affordable Care Act. The 24-member Advisory Committee was formed in July 2012 to make recommendations to the Access Board on the final standards.

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