Accessibility by Design (AbD) Toolkit


Date: May 4th, 2023

Description: The Accessibility by Design (AbD) in Clinical Research Toolkit is a comprehensive resource intended to be used by sponsors, institutions, investigators, ethics committees/IRBs, participants, and patient advocacy groups to support greater inclusion of people with disabilities in clinical research. It was developed by the MRCT Center in collaboration with people with disabilities, family caregivers, allies, disability rights advocates, and stakeholders working in clinical research, and aligns with the MRCT Center’s Achieving Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Clinical Research Guidance Document and the Equity by Design in Clinical Research Metrics Framework.


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Accessibility by Design (AbD) Toolkit

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