Accessibility Options

Contact Information

Center for Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road
Newark DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6974
TDD: 302-831-4689
Email: info@gohdwd.org

Another Upcoming Training!

Maximizing Access: Smart Choices in Equipment and Facility Design A training program for health professionals

This 1.5 hour training focuses on providing background and strategies that will help providers to improve access to health services and programs for people with disabilities. The session will:

Describe health disparities among persons with disabilities.

Identify barriers to health […]

Nemours video series tackles transition from pediatrics to adulthood

Participants in the Transition of Care video series gathered for a red carpet premiere.

The transition from adolescence to independent young adulthood can be an especially challenging time for those with special health care needs. A great deal of planning and forethought is needed to help […]

Improving access to mammography for women with disabilities

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to encourage breast cancer screenings among women with disabilities through the Right to Know Campaign. In the United States in 2008, women with a disability aged 50-74 reported a lower rate of mammography use than women without a disability of the same ages (78.1% vs. […]

US Access Board Releases Proposed Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

The US Access Board has released for public comment accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment. Developed under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the proposed standards address access for people with disabilities to examination tables and chairs, weight scales, mammography equipment, and other equipment used for diagnostic purposes. The standards are not final and […]

Connecting the Dots Updated

The Center for Disabilities Studies and Delaware Family Voices/Family to Family Health Information Center have created a new edition of Connecting the Dots, A Guide to Finding Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs in Delaware. The guide includes suggestions about where to begin your search for information and services; […]

The Emerging Landscape: The Law Related to People with Disabilities and Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Center for Disabilities Studies at the University of Delaware is hosting a two-part webinar series titled “The Emerging Landscape: The Law Related to People with Disabilities and Emergency Preparedness and Response” featuring Brian Parsons, Senior Policy Advisor at the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

View the presentation […]

Disabilities are no hurdle to exercise, Opportunity and adaption get the job done

From the Wilmington News Journal

By KELLY BOTHUM * The News Journal * July 13, 2010

Marcus Johnson faces more challenges being active than most people. He is in a wheelchair, the result of cerebral palsy and an intellectual disability that limit his movement and make it harder for him to participate in traditional exercise […]

Department of Justice Issues New Guidance on Accessible Medical Care

The Department of Justice (DOJ), which regulates and enforces key provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), recently issued new technical guidance on accessible medical care (http://www.ada.gov/medcare_ta.htm). Access for people with disabilities to medical care has been problematic and the subject of DOJ compliance investigations. The 19-page guide, “Access to Medical Care for Individuals […]