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Help improve health care access for people with disabilities!

Photo of Mt Rainier

Graphic of NW ADA Center logo

Above: Photo of Mount Rainier above the Northwest ADA Center logo.

Help improve health care access for people with disabilities!

The Northwest ADA Center at the University of Washington is conducting a new research study on Health Care Access. This study aims to capture experiences in accessing health care as it relates to the ADA.

You may qualify if you are:

  • A person with a disability*
  • At least 18 years old
  • Have needed health care within the last 12 months
  • Live in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, or Washington


  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets out guidelines for health care access for people with disabilities, health conditions, or aging.
  • Participants will be asked to complete a short eligibility screening questionnaire.
  • The full survey asks about participant’s demographics and their experiences in accessing health care.
  • This is a one-time survey that can be completed online, over the phone, or on a paper survey.
  • Participants will be eligible for a drawing of $50 Amazon eGift cards.


  • The ADA is over 25 years old but barriers still remain. The goal of this research is to find out where those barriers exist and ways of improving access.


The Northwest ADA Center is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), and is part of the ADA National Network. The ADA National Network Centers are a national platform of ten centers comprised of ADA professionals and experts charged with assisting businesses, state and local governments, and people with disabilities as they manage the process of changing our culture to be user friendly to disability and the effect the variety of health conditions can have on society.

*Disabilities can include any difficulty you are experiencing due to health conditions or aging, such as having difficulty seeing, hearing, communicating, thinking or walking.