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Accessibility and Healthcare: Challenges for Patients and Providers

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One out of every five people in the U.S. – that’s 56 million Americans – has a disability, and those individuals need access to healthcare. But often those disabilities create challenges in accessing healthcare services and technology. In this new blog series we’ll examine some of the most important issues related to accessibility and the health care industry. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we discuss: Challenges with Healthcare Technology Although new technology makes many aspects of healthcare easier for patients, that new technology is not always accessible to persons with disabilities. For example, many healthcare providers are switching… Read More

Trends in Digital Accessibility and Electronic Documents Webinar – Q&A

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This post includes the responses from Tim Springer – SSB’s CEO – and Steve Jones – VP of Output Transformation Division at OpenText – to all of the questions posed in last week’s webinar: Trends in Digital Accessibility and Electronic Documents.  For more information on this topic, you can access the webinar slides, transcript, and recorded presentation at info.ssbbartgroup.com/Trends-Accessibility-Electronic-Documents_Gateway. Can the new Presidential administration block or slow the adoption of the Section 508 Refresh regulations? Yes, the new administration could block or slow the adoption of the Section 508 Refresh regulations. The most likely scenario in which that occurs is that the Office of… Read More

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act – Systems Covered

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This is the third article in a five-part series on accessibility and the Affordable Care Act. Please click here for parts one, two, four and five.  Section 1557 requires covered entities to make all health programs and activities provided through electronic and information technology accessible. This requirement is wide ranging and broadly relates to any aspects of the health care program or service provided in a digital form. This would include: Access to an online appointment system Accessible electronic billing and statements Comparison of health plans offered through a health insurance marketplace Information on the specific plan and benefits provided It is important to note that OCR… Read More

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act – Implementing Accessibility Regulations

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This is the second article in a five-part series on accessibility and the Affordable Care Act. Please click here for parts one, three, four and five.  The section “Accessibility of electronic and information technology” (45 CFR § 92.204) contains the implementing regulations for Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. The rule provides for broad protection for individuals with disabilities and requires covered entities to make all programs and activities provided through digital channels to be accessible. The first requirement—paragraph (a)—defines the core of the regulation which requires that “health programs or activities provided through electronic and information technology are accessible to individuals with disabilities.” Paragraph (b)… Read More

Section 508 Refresh Webinar – Q&A

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This post includes my responses to all of the questions posed in last week’s webinar: Section 508 Refresh – Understanding the New Requirements.  For more information on this topic, you can access the webinar slides, transcript, and recorded presentation at info.ssbbartgroup.com/508-Refresh-Webinar_Gateway, or check out my Section 508 Refresh Series on the blog. With the Refresh, are there any expected changes to the bi-annual OMB reporting? The Department of Justice is mandated to survey and create a biennial report to congress and to the President of the United States on the implementation of Section 508.  There is a long history of this not occurring consistently. … Read More

Accessibility Basics Series #10 Q&A – Dialogs

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The 10th and final webinar in our Accessibility Basics Webinar Series covered best practices for accessible dialogs. In this post the presenter – Accessibility Training Specialist Erica Zelmanowicz – has provided answers to the questions we received during the webinar. The webinar slides, transcript, and recorded presentation can be accessed from the Accessibility Basics Series #10 resources page.  Resources from the full series are available on the SSB Webinars page. Dialogs Webinar Q&A If you use role=dialog, do you still need to add offscreen text to demarcate the boundary of dialog? //EZ: role=”dialog” will help identify the grouping of the content as… Read More

Accessibility Basics Series #9 Q&A – ARIA

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Last week’s presentation in our Accessibility Basics Webinar Series covered best practices for ARIA. In this post Chief Accessibility Officer Jonathan Avila has provided answers to the questions we received during the webinar. The webinar slides, transcript, and recorded presentation can be accessed from the Accessibility Basics Series #9 resources page.  Resources from the full series to date are available on the SSB Webinars page. ARIA Webinar Q&A When using a UL to contain a list of navigation links, would you recommend adding role=”navigation” to it directly, to a div around it, or not at all? //JA: Use a div with… Read More

Accessibility Basics Series #8 Q&A – Focus Control

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Last week’s presentation in our Accessibility Basics Webinar Series covered best practices for Focus Control. Accessibility Training Specialist Erica Zelmanowicz presented the webinar and has provided answers to the questions we received during Q&A – both those that were answered during the webinar and those we weren’t able to get to during the allotted time. The webinar slides, transcript, and recorded presentation can be accessed from the Accessibility Basics Series #8 resources page.  Resources from the full series to date are available on the SSB Webinars page. Focus Control Q&A You mentioned earlier to give a Dialog heading focus when it opens,… Read More

Accessibility Basics Series #7 Q&A – Accessible Forms

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Last week’s presentation in our Accessibility Basics Webinar Series covered best practices for Accessible Forms. Senior Director of Client Services Mona Rekhi presented the webinar and has provided answers to the questions we received during Q&A – both those that were answered during the webinar and those we weren’t able to get to during the allotted time. The webinar slides, transcript, and recorded presentation can be accessed from the Accessibility Basics Series #7 resources page.  Resources from the full series to date are available on the SSB Webinars page. Forms Q&A Is there a reason why the * is at the end… Read More

Accessibility Basics Series Q&A – Data Tables

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Last week’s presentation in our Accessibility Basics Webinar Series covered best practices for accessible data tables. Training Director Eric Lyons presented the webinar and has provided answers to the questions we received during Q&A – both those that were answered during the webinar and those we weren’t able to get to during the allotted time. The webinar slides, transcript, and recorded presentation can be accessed at info.ssbbargroup.com/accessibility-basics-series-5_gateway. Would you recommend using the <caption> tag all the time, or if a heading is just above the table is that sufficient? //EL: If a heading is used to section off content that includes the… Read More

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