Accessibility

Americans with Disabilities Act requirements

Contractors performing work on behalf of the Department of Health must comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Basic ADA requirements include:

  • Website accessibility - Designing for accessibility means considering issues impacting assistive technologies (tools which help people with visual or other impairments access the Web).
  • Accessibility information - All interested people, including those with impaired vision or hearing, must be able to obtain information about the availability and location of accessible services, activities, and facilities.
  • Alternate format - Upon request, all documents must be made available in alternate formats such as audio file, large print, or Braille.
  • Nondiscriminatory content - Publications must avoid language or images that stigmatize people with disabilities.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

Contractors performing work on behalf of the Department of Health must comply with Title VI which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin. Past U.S. Supreme Court decisions ruled that discrimination against people with limited English proficiency (LEP) is a form of discrimination by national origin. https://www.justice.gov/crt/fcs/TitleVI-Overview

Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services standards (CLAS)

Contractors performing work on behalf of the Department of Health must comply with CLAS standards. https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/clas

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