Vecna’s Solutions Meet Needs of All Patients through 508 Compliance

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Vecna Medical is pleased to announce that our patient self-service kiosks have achieved 508 compliance and are now accessible to all patients. These newly compliant kiosks will debut at the Blinded Veterans Association 67th National Convention, which will take place August 20-23 in Galveston, TX. This achievement, which is the culmination of many months’ efforts, provides further evidence of Vecna’s deep commitment to patient convenience and accessibility.

Completing these compliance modifications enables Vecna Medical to further streamline patients’ experiences in clinical settings. Ben Bau, Vecna’s VP of Software Development, shares, “The purpose of Vecna’s patient self-service product is to make a patient’s interactions with healthcare as simple as possible. By modifying features that might have made the kiosk difficult to use for certain patients, we have successfully made all of the kiosk’s functionality available to any patient regardless of ability.”

Section 508 is a 1998 amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This amendment requires federal agencies “to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities,” thereby “eliminat[ing] barriers in information technology, open[ing] new opportunities for people with disabilities, and encourag[ing] development of technologies that will help achieve these goals.” [1]

Section 508 compliance is an essential part of creating a singular, high-quality, and high-impact healthcare experience. Will Locke, Vecna’s VP of Patient Self-Service, underscores the significance of 508 compliance, saying, “For healthcare, an institution that touches all of our lives, it is critical that products like our kiosk can meet the needs of all patients. We are proud of our commitment to giving our customers the ability to provide parity in patient access.”

[1] “Laws.” Section508.gov. http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?fuseAction=Laws.