Category: Healthcare

Second round of ordering for free COVID-19 tests now open

Free at-home COVID-19 tests available on the official U.S. government website. Second round of ordering opened on November 20. Ellume tests provided for the blind and low vision community. Each household can place a second order for four additional tests. Ellume tests feature a smartphone app with audio instructions and results. Get your tests here. 

Quest Diagnostics lawsuit over inaccessible kiosks can go to trial

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) won a case in California against Quest Diagnostics. The case is about their self-service kiosks being inaccessible to blind people. This violates the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). The case can now go to trial and is for all legally blind people who visited Quest in 2018 and 2019 … Continued

Become a Disability A.L.L.Y. — Information for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare practices serve patients with disabilities who may face extra problems in getting care. Providers, become an ally for people with disabilities by making small changes that can really improve their lives, starting with assessing your practice and building a more inclusive practice by using: Welcoming Spaces: Make sure your programs and physical spaces are … Continued

New proposed rule to update Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to increase equity and protections for people with disabilities

Section 504 prohibits discrimination against individuals based on disability in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance or are operated by a Federal agency. HHS is proposing to update the regulations to clarify important requirements that are not currently addressed and improve consistency with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments … Continued

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline adds ASL services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline’s addition of nationwide American Sign Language (ASL) services for people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This is part of the Department’s ongoing efforts to increase accessibility to behavioral health care for underserved communities. Since the July 2022 launch, … Continued

Supporting workers with Long COVID

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has a new factsheet that shares ways employers can support workers with Long COVID. Long COVID Some people who had COVID-19 have new or continuing symptoms—known as post-COVID conditions or Long COVID. These symptoms can last weeks, months, or years and get worse with physical … Continued

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