The Justice Department today entered into a settlement agreement with Tufts Medical Center under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act to improve physical access to Tufts’ facilities for individuals with disabilities and improve effective communication for patients and companions who are deaf and hard of hearing. Under the three-year agreement, Tufts will take remedial actions to remove barriers at Public and Common use areas, provide one or more accessible patients rooms on every medical service, and improve the hospital’s policies, practices and procedures for ensuring effective communication with patients and companions who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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