InSight Podcast 4: The One Between Two Shirts


2024.4: Jacob discusses the Medical Device Non-visual Accessibility Act. What it means, and the status of our efforts.

Brief Summery of the act:

  • Purpose: To ensure that medical devices are accessible to blind and visually impaired individuals.
  • Scope: Applies to a wide range of medical devices, including but not limited to, glucose monitors, insulin pumps, and blood pressure monitors.

Accessibility Requirements:

  • Devices must include non-visual access features, such as audio output, tactile interfaces, or other methods that do not rely solely on visual information.
  • Instructions and information provided with medical devices must also be accessible in formats such as Braille, large print, or digital formats compatible with screen readers.

Manufacturers’ Obligations:

  • Medical device manufacturers must design and produce devices that are accessible to individuals with visual impairments.
  • They must conduct usability testing with blind and visually impaired individuals to ensure accessibility.

Learn more about the Medical Device Non-Visual Accessibility Act

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