Pillar III: Access

Access relates to understanding and addressing the barriers to care that may be experienced by the participant. Barriers include negative attitudes; poor communication; lack of appropriate equipment; inadequate physical access; and insufficient navigation and coordination of services. Achieving competency in providing access includes recognizing the complexities of living with disability, being aware of disability-related biases, learning from participants, and paying attention to details. Removing barriers will enable participants and providers alike to realize desired health outcome(s) and quality of life.

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Understanding The Pillar

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