Sunday, August 20, 2023

There’s Still Time to Comment on Medical Diagnostic Equipment

Uncle Sam Needs Your Comments!

The US Access Board is a federal agency that ensures access to federally funded facilities for people with disabilities. It creates design criteria for buildings, transit vehicles, information and communication technologies and medical diagnostic equipment in accordance with the ADA.

Recently the Access Board has been working on standards for accessible medical diagnostic equipment on which the patients may lie (supine, prone, or side-lying) or sit. In order for persons in wheelchairs to transfer to these surfaces, the Access Board intends to require a lowest transfer height of 17 inches, and allow intermediate heights up to 25 inches.

There are several ways to submit your comment about this proposed transfer height. You can email (be sure to include docket number ATBCB-2023-0001 in the subject line of your message).

Or you can mail a written message to: Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111.

Your comments are due by August 31.

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