Disability Resources for Health Care Providers

Male doctor wearing stethoscope stands between two women. He looks at woman on left while the other woman signs to her in ASL with one hand on her forehead and the other on her torso.

People with disabilities CAN be be healthy!

We have created and compiled resources (see menu at left) to assist physicians, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, allied health professionals, optometrists and others who care for people with disabilities to make their practices more accessible to all patients. 

Tips for Your Patients
on Visitable Homes

Dot Nary, PhD, published “Making Homes More ‘Visitable’ for Wheelchair Users and Potential Hosts” in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (10/14, 95:10, 1995–1996).

Print out this educational page from the journal to share with patients and their caregivers.

"Diagnosis Isn't Enough"

Research by Amanda Reichard may inform care for people with disabilities. Reichard is lead author of Diagnosis isn't enough: Understanding the connections between high health care utilization, chronic conditions and disabilities among U.S. working age adults, which appears in Disability and Health Journal (8.4, Oct. 2015, 535–546).

Video: Accessible Medical Exams

Center advisor Catherine Graham is featured in this video about “Medical Examinations and People with Disabilities,” produced by Able South Carolina.

Doctor (with Disability) Knows Best

In this video, a physician who has a disability discusses ways to improve health care.This story is provided by the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund.

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