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Re: Health care accessibility


From: Shane Anderson
Date: May 28, 2018 5:04AM

I'm part of an accessibility team within the healthcare industry. We have
made great progress. However, there is a long way to go.

I've worked in accessibility off and on for 18 years. The perception of the
presence of accessibility in education may not be much more than
perception. While looking at universities for my daughter recently, I
noticed that there are still many bad websites in education (in the US
anyways. The Healthcare industry doesn't seem to be any better or worse
than any other industry when it comes to accessibility results. I would
agree that their efforts aren't as visible. but there are efforts underway.

Shane Anderson

On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 10:13 PM, Emily Ogle via WebAIM-Forum <
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> Hello all,
> It seems accessibility has a healthy presence and visibility in Education.
> We have conferences about making education in general more accessible. We
> have collaboration groups on how to make online courses accessible.
> It seems health care isn't there yet. Is it just my impression? There are
> plenty of health care-related conferences, but they don't center around
> accessibility. At least not that I can tell.
> Are there people on this mailing list tasked with making health IT
> accessible? Is there potential here to collaborate and get health care to
> the level education is? If I'm under the wrong impression re: health and
> accessibility, please—let me know where to turn to. In the meantime, I'd
> like to discuss some of the challenges around making health IT accessible.
> Emily
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