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Addressing the digital accessibility gap – with Josh Basile

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Addressing the digital accessibility gap – with Josh Basile

February 11, 2022

Addressing the digital accessibility gap – with Josh Basile

Many health IT experts, innovators and vendors have touted digital health as a mechanism to overcome hurdles to care. But at the same time, we also know that digital health tools can exacerbate difficulties, especially for people with disabilities.

Josh Basile, community relations manager for accessiBe, joins Kat Jercich, senior editor of Healthcare IT News, to discuss  how organizations can ensure websites and other software are accessible for everyone. 

Talking points:

  • COVID-19 as a catalyst for driving online accessibility
  • Disability as a matter of "when," not "if"
  • Frequent misconceptions about disability
  • The challenges —and advantages—presented by telehealth
  • Why accessibility in healthcare websites is so important
  • The different needs of different groups of people
  • The evolving nature of accessibility
  • The business case for ensuring tools are accessible

More about this episode:

Telehealth may worsen digital divide for people with disabilities

Expansion of remote tech can help safeguard care for people with disabilities

For people with disabilities, accessing care can be 'overwhelming'

Telehealth as a tool to keep people with disabilities out of the hospital

Telehealth making it easier for people with disabilities to access care

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