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Accessibility of Mammography Equipment Janet Kreitman, MAPA, MSW, Program Coordinator American Association on Health and Disability

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1 Accessibility of Mammography Equipment Janet Kreitman, MAPA, MSW, Program Coordinator American Association on Health and Disability July 29, 2010

2 AAHD and Mammography Accessibility AAHD & Susan G. Komen for the Cure  grants 2007: “Increasing Breast Cancer Screening for Women with Disabilities in Montgomery County, MD by Improving Access, Education and Training at Mammography Sites” : “Project Accessibility: Removing Barriers for Women with Disabilities”

3 Designing a “Perfect” Mammography Machine Chevarley et al. (2006): Many WWDs Report Avoiding Mammography Bucky Height: No specific requirements: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Am. Cancer Society, NJ Hospital Association Recommendations: Montana (31”), BHAWD (24”), Massachusetts (24”), AAHD (24”), 23”- 25” in the D.C. Metro area

4 Mammography Machine

5 Designing a “Perfect” Mammography Machine Kailes and Lee (2009): Plate Distance Plate Angle Floor Platform

6 Mammography Machine

7 Designing a “Perfect” Mammography Machine Tube Head Receptor Size Tilt Feature

8 Designing a “Perfect” Mammography Machine Technologist Input/Design Women with Disabilities Input/Design Technologist Training

9 Recommendation: Mandatory Positioning Chairs U.S. Department of Justice: “Access To Medical Care For Individuals With Mobility Disabilities” (May 2010) “Massachusetts Facility Assessment Tool” (2009) AAHD: “Project Accessibility” Story, Schwier, and Kailes (2009)

10 Positioning Chair Recommendations Adjustable Height Removable Footrests and Armrests Adjustable Seat Length (Knees to Hips) Seat Belt Adjustable Back/Reclines

11 Positioning Chair

12 Positioning Chair Recommendations Motorized Seat Height Adjustor Dual Locking Brakes Technologist Input/Design Women with Disabilities Input/Design

13 Contact Information Janet Kreitman American Association on Health and Disability 110 North Washington Street, Suite 328J Rockville, MD ext. 203


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