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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

Presidential Proclamation — International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2012

Here is the text of today’s proclamation from President Obama on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Americans have always understood that each of us is entitled to a set of fundamental freedoms and protections under the law, and that when everyone gets […]

Input sought on Delaware’s Essential Health Benefits

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires that every health insurance plan offered to an individual or small business must cover a minimum level of benefits in each of the ten broad categories of services listed below. This minimum coverage standard is referred to as “essential health benefits (EHB).” Health insurance plans may cover […]

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 […]

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 […]