HELPING PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND AND VISUALLY AND IMPAIRED STAY SAFE AND INDEPENDENT

Millions of Americans, many 55 years or older, have low vision or are blind. For these people, inability to clearly read a prescription label can result in unnecessary injury, or even death.  Accessible prescription labels solve this dangerous dilemma.

Many pharmacies across the US and Canada now offer accessible labels to meet the needs of patients who are blind, visually impaired, and print impaired. These labels are available to anyone, at no additional charge. Options include large print labels, Braille labels and talking labels and prescription readers such as ScripTalk. These labels give a person access to all of the printed label information.

Read about accessible labels in this article by fellow Lion Dr. Richard Lehrer: http://glaucomatoday.com/2018/12/improving-patient-access-to-medication/

HELP SAVE LIVES BY ADOPTING THE MEDICATION SAFETY AWARENESS FOR THE BLIND (MSAB) SERVICE PROJECT

Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind (MSAB) is a simple, yet powerful service project to spread the word about free accessible prescription labels. Spreading awareness is important because so many people who need these labels do not know about these options. Additionally, every day, hundreds of people are diagnosed with a visual impairment and are not aware of the tools and resources available to them. By adopting a MSAB service project, you will be getting these free labels into the hands of those who need it most. By spreading the word, you’re advocating to save lives.

Lions MSAB PinMSAB: A TRUE SERVICE PROJECT

No fundraising

No cost to implement

No selling required

Earn service hours

Change the lives of people you serve

 

What’s involved in a MSAB Service Project? Learn about accessible prescription labels and spread the word… it’s that simple! Here’s how:

  • Request a free info pack 
  • Request a demo ScripTalk Station talking prescription reader (provided free on loan) to show people how large print, Braille and talking labels work.
  • Turn your mobile phone into a talking prescription reader! Request a demo ScripTalk app bottle and use with the ScripTalk app  (App is available for Android phones in GooglePlay; the iOS version will be released in the App Store soon.)
  • Tell your circle of family, friends, neighbors, clients and community about accessible prescription labels and demonstrate how they work.
  • Participate in MSAB month every October!

Use form below to get an info pack and demo unit!

Advocate Info Pack for Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind

Lions MSAB Service Project info pack can include (from left to right) NCD brochure, MSAB flyer, talking, large print and Braille rack cards, ScripTalk demo unit, accessible labels sample bottle, and ScripTalk app demo bottle.

Lions MSAB Service Project Info Pack Form/Demo Request

Name

Lions Club Name

Email

Phone

By advocating for people who are blind, visually or print impaired, you’re helping to transform lives. 

Resources:

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

Fact Sheet: Accessible Prescription Drug Labeling Fact Sheet

Flyer: Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind MSAB campaign flyer

Video: Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind advocate video

 

Some Background Information and Accessibility Laws:

ADA and Effective Communication

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

United States Access Board Best Practices 

Nevada SB 131

 
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