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Carilion Clinic Makes Managing Healthcare Online Easier For People With Disabilities

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Southwest Virginia’s leading healthcare provider now offers a free app to better serve patients with disabilities

ROANOKE, VA, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Carilion Clinic, a not-for-profit healthcare organization focused on improving the health of communities across Virginia, is proud to announce its partnership with eSSENTIAL Accessibility. Through the partnership, Carilion now offers a desktop app that empowers people with physical disabilities to access carilionclinic.org.

People who are unable to browse the web using conventional methods due to conditions such as arthritis, paralysis or MS, can use this app to navigate completely hands-free using tools like motion technology and voice-activated navigation. The app will allow people with physical limitations to take advantage of many of Carilion’s convenient online services – from locating a doctor to accessing healthy living tips to paying bills, and more.

The eSSENTIAL Accessibility app™ provides a suite of keyboard and mouse replacement solutions, among other tools, designed to help people with physical, reading and age-related disabilities get online. The app is free to the end-user and can be accessed by clicking the blue wheelchair and keyboard symbol located on carilionclinic.org. Visitors who click on the icon are directed to a special Carilion landing page. Here, they can download the app, peruse Carilion Clinic Living for healthy living resources and tips, view job opportunities within the company, and learn about special programs like Care Connection for Children.

“Our mission at Carilion Clinic is to improve the health of the communities we serve,” says Carilion Clinic Senior Vice President Steve Arner. “By making our vital online services and resources more inclusive to people with disabilities, we know that we will be able to take our mission to the next level by equally serving each and every one of our patients in Virginia.”

“We are excited to welcome Carilion Clinic on board and applaud them for being true leaders in Virginia by providing an equal healthcare experience for everyone through their programs and services and by offering an inclusive digital space,” says Simon Dermer, Managing Director at eSSENTIAL Accessibility. “We are proud to have them join the coalition and we look forward to working together to help take their mission to the next level.”

About Carilion Clinic:
Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit healthcare organization based in Roanoke, Va. Through our comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services, we work together to provide quality care close to home for nearly 1 million Virginians. With an enduring commitment to the health of our region, we also seek to advance care through medical education and research, help our community stay healthy, and inspire our region to grow stronger. For more information, please visit www.CarilionClinic.org.

About eSSENTIAL Accessibility
eSSENTIAL Accessibility is the smarter way to digital accessibility compliance. We power brands to empower people by helping them deliver inclusive web, mobile, and product experiences that comply with global regulations, and ensure that people of all abilities have equal access. For more information, please visit essentialaccessibility.com.

Media contact: Please direct all media inquiries to marketing@essentialaccessibility.com