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Since 2007, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has launched a number of initiatives to address the issue of non-accessible medication labels for people who are blind, visually impaired, or have low vision. From AFB’s Rx Label Enable Campaign summary and survey report: More than 100 individuals completed AFB’s … Read More >
Last year, the Equal Rights Center (ERC) released a report documenting significant violations of federal accessibility requirements at hospitals, doctors’ offices, and pharmacies across the nation. The report, entitled Ill-Prepared: Health Care’s Barriers for People with Disabilities, reveals that fewer than 25% of medical service providers tested in the report … Read More >
FISA Foundation welcomes four new board members who began terms in July, 2013: Susan M. Kirsch, CPA, JD, Shareholder in Tax Advisory Services for Schneider Downs & Co.; Rosa Copeland Miller, Esq., a Pittsburgh attorney with over 17 years of legal experience in general commercial litigation, focusing on contracts, premises … Read More >
The Heinz Endowments recently commissioned a report from TrueChild that explores a new approach to addressing persistent health disparities that disproportionately affect African-American women and girls. It has challenged FISA to think differently about this aspect of our work. A PDF of the full report is available here: http://www.truechild.org/Images/Interior/findtools/heinz%20report.pdf And … Read More >