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Facilities and Physical Accessibility

Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities
This guide combines text and detailed illustrations regarding access to quality care for individuals with mobility disabilities. The guide has four sections, with the first giving an overview of the ADA and how the law applies to health care providers. The second section answers FAQs, the third focuses on accessible examination rooms and the fourth concentrates on accessible medical equipment.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Checklist for Existing Facilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires state and local governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations to provide goods, services, and programs to people with disabilities on an equal basis with the rest of the public. The following checklist is based on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and can be used as a tool to assess the accessibility of existing facilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design
The Department of Justice published revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 "ADA" in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010. These regulations adopted revised, enforceable accessibility standards called the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design "2010 Standards" or "Standards". The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical - for newly designed and constructed or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

The Center for Universal Design
The Center for Universal Design (CUD) is a national information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products. The mission of CUD is to improve environments and products through design innovation, research, education and design assistance. The following link provides information on the Principles of Universal Design developed through CUD:

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Tax incentives for businesses - Department of Justice
This one-page handout provides information on available Federal tax incentives which businesses can take advantage of to cover costs of making access improvements for customers with disabilities.