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Helping Blind, Visually and Print Impaired Clients Safely Manage Their Medications: Accessible Prescription Labels

Client using ScripTalk talking prescription medication and ScripTalk Station Prescription ReaderDid you know that accessible prescription labels (APLs) are available for your clients who are having trouble reading their prescription labels?

Large print, Braille, and Talking prescription labels and prescription readers are widely available across the US and Canada at no extra charge at participating pharmacies.

Large print labels are booklet style, printed in a high-contrast large font.

Braille labels are clear overlays used for quick identification.

Talking labels use special RFID tags, which are placed on a medication by a pharmacist. A patient uses a prescription reader device at home to listen to the medication label.

New: CSSL, or controlled substance safety labels, are distinct labels that help call attention to a Schedule II medication, reminding the patient to use caution when taking the drug. A CSSL label features a QR code which, when scanned with a mobile phone, opens and plays a brief safety video detailing the drug’s instructions, side effects and warnings in an easy-to-understand audible and visual format. 

Show your clients how to safely and independently manage their medications. Request a free info pack, sample APL bottle and a ScripTalk demo unit (loaner) by filling out the form below!

When filling out the form, please reference the items you need as described below and pictured:

  • Request an info pack (you can order more at any time by using the form)
  • Request a ScripTalk demo unit (provided on loan) to show clients and community how talking labels work
  • Request a sample APL bottle with all label options (ScripTalk RFID label, large print label, Braille label, CSSL-controlled substance safety label)
  • If you’re comfortable using apps, you can turn your phone into a talking prescription reader: request a demo ScripTalk app bottle and download the ScripTalk app
Advocate Info Pack for Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind

Depending on your needs, your Advocate Info Pack can include (from left to right:) NCD brochure; MSAB flyer; ScripTalk, ScriptView and Braille brochures; ScripTalk Station demo unit with sample RFID bottle; sample APL bottle with talking, large print, Braille, CSSL (controlled substance safety label); and ScripTalk app demo bottle. 

Info Pack Form/Demo Request

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Organization Name

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Many people do not know about these life-saving options. YOU can change this! Become a Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind (MSAB) advocate to help spread the word about accessible prescription labels! Read more about MSAB month every October!

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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