Advocacy

Advocate for Medication Safety for the BlindWhether you’re visually impaired, a caretaker of someone who’s blind, work for a support agency, or you’re simply passionate about helping others, you can become an advocate!

Many of our customers have become our biggest advocates. Accessible technology is life-changing and folks want to talk about it! Check out what some of our customers are saying! (Link to testimonials.)

Why is Advocacy Important?

Advocacy is an incredibly valuable tool for reaching folks with a visual or print impairment. By talking about accessible technology, particularly accessible prescription labels, you are helping to get the message to people who might otherwise never realize that they have options for living an independent life.

Why Advocate for Accessible Prescription Labels in Particular?

People who are visually or print impaired and cannot read their prescription labels are at risk for medication errors and even death. Accessible prescription labels are widely available at no additional charge at many pharmacies, and yet many people do not know about these options. By spreading the word about accessible prescription labels, you are campaigning for the safety and well-being of people who are blind and visually impaired. You are advocating to save lives.

 

 

 

Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind Campaign (MSAB)

  • Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind is an endeavor promoting accessible prescription labels for people who are blind, visually impaired and print impaired so they know they have options to safely and independently manage their medications.

The MSAB awareness initiative started in 2017 with the very first MSAB week held in September. (Stats of groups and results)

During 2017, our first year promoting MSAB, we held a national MSAB week. During the week of September 9-15, 2017, participants visited local pharmacies to share information and to ask pharmacists to adopt this important, life-changing technology. State agencies and organizations held events, such as low-vision fairs and group seminars, demonstrating ScripTalk talking labels and talking prescription reader to show how accessible prescription labels work.

 

Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind is an endeavor that continues all year long.

 

By becoming an MSAB advocate you are a champion, upholder, supporter, backer, promoter, proponent, spokesman, campaigner, fighter, and crusader for people who are blind, visually and print impaired.

By advocating, you recommend, prescribe, advise, urge, support, back, favor, espouse, endorse, uphold, subscribe to, champion, campaign on behalf of, speak for, argue for, lobby for, and promote accessible prescription labels. Whichever way suits your fancy.

Here’s some ideas:

Tell people about accessible prescription labels. Have a conversation with your family, friends, neighbors, and people in your community.

Request a demo from En-Vision America and you can show folks how they work!

Hold an event or join an event (such as a health or low vision fair) and distribute information and demonstrate how accessible prescription labels work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind

Accessible prescription labels (Talking, Large Print, and Braille labels) are available across the US and Canada. However, many pharmacies and patients aren’t aware that these options exist.

Demand for accessible labels will drive the adoption of this technology, but it requires pharmacies and patients knowing about it and asking for it.

This is where YOU come in.

Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind is an endeavor promoting accessible prescription labels for blind, visually impaired and print impaired people

During 2017, our first year promoting MSAB, we held a national MSAB week. During this week, September 9-15, 2017, participants visited local pharmacies to share information and to ask pharmacists to adopt this important, life-changing technology. State agencies and organizations held events, such as low-vision fairs and group seminars, demonstrating ScripTalk talking labels and prescription reader to show how  accessible prescription labels work.

 

Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind is an endeavor that continues all year long.

 

If you and your organization would like to participate, please sign up below!

Ready to help save lives?

Sign your club up for the MSAB project today!

Be sure to like our Facebook page and post your story and pictures so that other folks will join the MSAB movement! Thank you.

Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind (MSAB) info and resources:

Flyer: MSAB How To Help Save Lives 

Brochure: National Council on Disability NCD Best Practices Prescription Drug Labeling

Ready to help save lives? Sign up for the MSAB project today!

En-Vision America is an innovative technology company specializing in enhancing the lives of visually impaired, print impaired and blind people. Since 1996, En-Vision has been a pioneer in the assistive technology field, inventing and perfecting audible bar code scanners and accessible prescription labels, including audible, large print and Braille labels and prescription readers.

En-Vision America partners with pharmacies and other organizations to absorb costs so that accessible labels are free for those who need it. Labels are provided by pharmacies and label readers are loaned out by En-Vision America at no cost to the end user. Call 1-800-890-1180 for more information.

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