Posts Tagged ‘Accessible Prescription Labels’

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Walmart and Sam’s Club Set Standard for Providing Accessible Prescription Labels Across U.S.

Friday, July 19th, 2019

PALMETTO, FL. July 19, 2019 — Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies are now providing En-Vision America’s ScripTalk talking prescription labels at all stores throughout the United States. This service increases the safety and independence of blind, visually impaired and print-impaired customers.

Since 2012, Walmart and Sam’s Club have equipped almost 1,200 of their pharmacies to provide ScripTalk audible prescription labels at a patient’s request. More than 750 pharmacies have been equipped in just the past three years with 25 additional Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies (on average) set up to provide ScripTalk labels each month.

Walmart and Sam’s Club equips a pharmacy to provide ScripTalk upon a single patient’s request for audible prescription labels. Once a pharmacy is equipped, usually within 7-10 days, the pharmacy provides ScripTalk labels to patients requesting them at no charge and without lengthy delays.

“The ScripTalk system is important to providing convenient and safe healthcare for our customers,” said JoAnn Stevens, Senior Director of Health & Wellness Compliance at Walmart. “We are proud this technology is available at Walmart and Sam’s Club locations across the nation, and we look forward to adding more locations as patients ask for this free service at their local Walmart or Sam’s Club pharmacy. This service is free and available at all U.S. locations upon request.”

“We already have almost 1,200 Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs offering the ScripTalk system,” says Amanda Tolson, a director of En-Vision America, maker of the ScripTalk system. “Walmart is a leader in disability rights and we’re pleased to grow our partnership to benefit the visually impaired community.”

“The American Council of the Blind is excited Walmart and Sam’s Club are showing their dedication to the safety and accessibility for the visually impaired through ScripTalk availability, setting an important standard in accessibility in healthcare. Our relationship with Walmart has flourished over the years, and we look forward to continued growth,” says Eric Bridges, Executive Director of the America Council of the Blind.

About En-Vision America
En-Vision America, a Palmetto, Fla.-based company, provides high-tech products aimed at solving problems for individuals with disabilities. The company has spearheaded many innovations relating to labeling including voice-enabled products like i.d. mate, the talking bar code reader, and ScriptAbility, which includes talking prescription labels, Braille, large print, dual language and Controlled Substance Safety Labels (CSSLs). Originally founded by Philip C. and David B. Raistrick in 1996, the cornerstone of the company is based on one single premise: To provide those with disabilities equal access and greater independence through technology. Today, more than 20,000 individuals are using ScripTalk. For additional information, visit www.envisionamerica.com. For media inquiries, contact Jenna Reed at jreed@envisionamerica.com.

About Walmart
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 275 million customers and members visit our more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2019 revenue of $514.4 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

About the American Council of the Blind
The American Council of the Blind (ACB) was founded in 1961 but many of its state affiliates and local chapters have a history that can be traced back to the 1880s. The ACB Mission is to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. Additional information can be found by visiting www.acb.org.

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Dr. Bill Features ScripTalk and the ID Mate on Let’s Talk Low Vision Podcast By the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Listen in as Dr. Bill Takeshita interviews June Robbins from En-Vision America about accessible prescription labels such as ScripTalk talking labels and the id mate Galaxy talking bar code scanner.

Click HERE to listen or go to the following link:

http://www.airsla.org/broadcasts/CCLVI190220_1.mp3

or you can go to the following link at http://ltlv.cclvi.org/schedule and then go to the Feb 19 script talk link.  Then press return and then the show will start playing in a new window.

 

Christine Chaikin,  Director

Email: director17@cclvi.org

Please join the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) for their monthly telephone series, “Let’s Talk Low Vision with Dr. Bill”

When: every 3rd Tuesday

Time: 8:30PM eastern 5:30PM pacific

Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Council-of-Citizens-with-Low-Vision-International-1498163453802839/

Twitter:

https://www.twitter.com/CCLVI_Intl

Linked in:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cclvi-council-of-citizens-with-low-vision-int-5938a0174?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_contact_details%3BDy7B%2BduxR1Gnr23idtPiRA%3D%3D

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Dave Raistrick Featured on The Pulse Podcast Hosted by AMI’s Dave Brown

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Listen to The Pulse Podcast as Dave Brown from Accessible Media interviews En-Vision America’s VP/CTO Dave Raistrick about accessible technology! 

Link: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-pulse-on-amiaudio/e/58368641?autoplay=true

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ScripTalk Talking Prescription Labels Featured in Glaucoma Today

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Help for people who are blind, visually and print impaired.

Dr. Richard A. Lehrer writes about accessible prescription labels in his article, ‘Improving Patient Access To Medication’ featured in the November/December 2018 Glaucoma Today magazine. Read the article here.

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Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind MSAB Month is in Full Swing

Friday, October 19th, 2018

October is MSAB month! Hundreds of people across the US and Canada are participating in MSAB month, advocating for the safety of people who are blind, visually or print impaired by spreading the word about accessible prescription labels. Multiple blind organizations, support agencies, senior centers, and a multitude of groups including the Lions Clubs are holding events and activities to talk about and demonstrate ScripTalk talking labels, large print and Braille labels.

The latest MSAB news: The Lions Club of Troy, OH and the mayor of Troy have declared Oct. 10 as MSAB day!Troy OH Lions and Mayor declare MSAB day

Photo above shows Troy Mayor Michael Beamish presents Lions Club President Steve Kaplan, right, and Lions Club’s Campaign Chair Bob Medley, left, with the signed proclamation.

Read the Full article  

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN MSAB MONTH! Your advocacy helps save lives!

If you would like to participate, or would like more information, check out the MSAB PAGE

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Help for People Who Are Blind, Visually and Print Impaired – Sam From The Blind Life Talks About Accessible Prescription Labels and How To Get Them

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

In this video, Sam from The Blind Life talks about accessible prescription labels such as ScripTalk talking labels, large print and Braille labels, and how anyone can get these labels by requesting them from a participating pharmacy. 

Video link: 

https://youtu.be/majAcdyZ-gA 

Thank you Sam Seavey for spreading the word about accessible prescription labels! Be sure to subscribe to Sam’s YouTube channel and check out his other fantastic videos! 

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The Blind Side podcast – Jonathan Mosen talks with En-Vision America about id mate talking bar code scanner and accessible prescription labels

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Jonathan Mosen features En-Vision America in his The Blind Side podcast.

Here’s a direct link to the MP3.

Thank you Jonathan Mosen! 

Mosen Consulting

Blindness technology eBooks, audiobooks and training

http://www.mosen.org

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ScripTalk iOS App Set for 2018 Launch

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

En-Vision America has spent the last year developing an iOS app for its ScripTalk product since Apple made NFC available in iOS 11.

Once the ScripTalk app is downloaded and opened, Apple iPhone users will be able to use their phone as an audible prescription reader. The user simply places a prescription container with a special ScripTalk label on the phone and the app will read all of the information on the printed label. Users can scroll through the label data to get to specific information, just like they can with the conventional ScripTalk Station prescription reader.

The ScripTalk app works with ScripTalk prescription labels, which utilize RFID technology (radio frequency identification) and NFC (near-field communication) to store and transmit all of the information on a printed medication label. These special labels can be obtained from a participating pharmacy, at no extra charge.

Anyone who would like talking prescription labels can request them from a participating pharmacy. Find a pharmacy in your area or call En-Vision America for assistance in getting free talking prescription labels, 1-800-890-1180. Large print and Braille labels are also available.

The ScripTalk iOS app was scheduled to be released earlier this year, but is still in beta testing. The app will work with iOS 11 and above. An Android version of ScripTalk is available online. Further announcements to come.

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Talking Prescriptions for People with Low Vision Now State Law in Nevada

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

ABC Channel 3 in Las Vegas covers the new law in Nevada mandating talking prescription readers. Read more 

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Accessible Prescription Labels Featured on ABC30 Action News Fresno California

Friday, December 8th, 2017

ScripTalk talking labels and Fresno Medical Center featured on ABC30 Action News

 
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