Have you or someone you know experienced barriers to accessing medical care because of inaccessible medical diagnostic equipment (like scales, exam tables, mammogram machines)?
Do you want to advocate for change to improve access to healthcare for people with disabilities?
The federal government is responsible for establishing rules and regulations for what healthcare providers must do to be accessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is working on new, more specific rules and regulations to address access barriers related to medical and diagnostic equipment (MDE) in public healthcare facilities. The DOJ is asking for feedback about the new proposed rule. You can read a fact sheet about the proposal here.
This is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to give feedback that will improve health care accessibility!
JOIN US in person or on zoom:
- Learn more about the proposed rule and what it would do
- Learn about the public comment process, review examples, and understand the importance of public comments.
- Write and submit your Public Comment
- Celebrate our collective advocacy!
In-Person “Public Comment” Party
Date: Wednesday, February 7th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM ET
Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, East Liberty Branch
130 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Lunch and access accommodations will be provided by FISA Foundation
Virtual “Public Comment” Party
Date: Friday, February 9th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM ET
Location: Zoom Link
FISA Foundation will send a Zoom link after completing registration.
This event is co-sponsored by FISA Foundation, Achieva, City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Taskforce on Disabilities, Disability Options Network, PEAL Center, and Rob Oliver, Your Motivational Speaker.