Accessible dental, eye care and pharmacy services in Alberta
This research report from the Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities explores the accessibility of specific health services for people with disabilities who live in Alberta. The study includes the perspectives of people with disabilities as well as professionals and employees who work in dental, eye care and pharmacy services. This research project aimed to identify the needs of people living with disabilities for equal access to dental, eye care and pharmacy services, and to raise awareness about the barriers that exclude people with disabilities from accessing these services in Alberta. The researchers used a literature review, an analysis of existing policy, surveys, focus groups and site visits to gather information about accessible dental care services, accessible eye care services and accessible pharmacy services. The researchers also provide recommendations for improving accessibility to each of these services for people with disabilities in Alberta.