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Accessible medical practices

Dear Sir or Madam,

For some it is the annual dentist visit, for others it is the necessary stay at the hospital because of a surgery; all good reasons to perceive the visit to the doctor as unpleasant. People with disabilities often have quite different reasons for this: According to their type of impairment they have diverse demands to accessibility. That’s why we took stock of accessibility in medical practices in our Topic of the Month June.

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Nadine Lormis
Editorial Team

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04 - 07 October 2017
Düsseldorf, Germany


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Accessible medical practices

Topic of the Month

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From ramps to orientation systems for blind people to making an appointment online – accessibility is diverse, also in the medical field. Get to know in our current Topic of the Month June "Accessible medical practices" which requirements practices should meet in the best case, what kind of experiences people with different disabilities have made and how the situation is like in Vienna, Austria.
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