U.S House of Representative Jan Schakowsky (D) IL introduced H.R. 4853, the Medical Device Nonvisual Accessibility Act to the U.S. Congress. The bill calls upon the Food and Drug Administration to promulgate non-visual accessibility standards for Class II and Class III medical devices with digital displays. Some examples of these items include oximeters, thermometers, CPAP machines and diabetic readers. Once the FDA has created the regulations, manufacturers will have a year to comply.
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