Do Language Barriers Impede Access to Healthcare? Yes, They Do.

In 2018, you may or not be surprised that in health care, many practitioners and executives remain unfamiliar with what has been known for many years – language barriers between…

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No Website Accessibility Regulations, No Problem! At Least for the Justice Department…

Beginning in July 2010, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) started talking about new federal regulations concerning website accessibility for people with disabilities. For seven years, in rule making…

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The Justice Department Says Not Enough ASL Interpreters? That’s a Problem!

On June 11, 2018, the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) announced an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) settlement with the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA).  HCA has been assisting health care…

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Higher Education, Deaf Students, and the Americans with Disabilities Act

For a long time, healthcare seemed to be the target of choice for lawsuits claiming disability discrimination because sign language interpreters were not provided to deaf patients.  While healthcare continues…

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