Guide to Section 1557: Digital Accessibility Laws for Healthcare Organizations

Most healthcare organizations understand that including individuals with disabilities isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s the law. But as digital technology continues to change how people find and receive treatment, inaccessible software can create barriers to essential care for a large segment of the population.  

Want to ensure that your organization’s technology can be used by everyone? In this guide to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, we’ve detailed the current legal requirements for digital accessibility in the healthcare industry, equipping teams with the knowledge they need to operate inclusively and stay compliant in a modern world.  

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Request this guide to learn about:

  • The laws governing digital accessibility in healthcare in the U.S.
  • The types of healthcare organizations that can be held accountable for digital accessibility issues
  • The digital products subject to accessibility laws
  • The technical standards your organization needs to meet to become complaint

What is Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act?

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act is a piece of U.S. federal legislation that prohibits healthcare organizations from discriminating against individuals based on race, sex, and disability, among other classifications. Under Section 1557, federally funded healthcare programs and services, as well as insurance marketplaces, are required to make all digital systems accessible for people with disabilities. To learn more about Section 1557 and find out if your organization is complaint, download our guide.

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