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Reed Group® Partners With Texas DARS for Section 508 Compliant MDGuidelines

MDGuidelines Easy Access For Those Who Depend on Screen Readers or Keyboard Shortcuts

We’re very pleased to announce that Reed Group has partnered with the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) to complete a new 508-compliant version of MDGuidelines, our industry-leading reference toolset for optimizing return-to-work outcomes for employers and medical providers.

MDGuidelines Easy Access is a fast, image-free site for the visually impaired who depend upon screen readers or keyboard shortcuts.

In a recent news release, Reed Group President, Guidelines Jon Seymour, M.D. said: “Enabling employees for productivity is our highest mission. We are pleased to be able to offer MDGuidelines in a format that allows the visually impaired increased access and opportunities.”

The Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation selected Reed Group’s Medical Disability Advisor (MDA), now published within MDGuidelines, for the statewide adoption of return-to-work guidelines in 2006. Since May 1, 2007, Texas health care providers have been required to use the MDA when providing non-network health care to injured or ill employees in the workers’ compensation system.

Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act requires that governmental agencies make their information technology accessible to people with disabilities.

For more information about the 508-compliant MDGuidelines Easy Access, please visit

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