Posts Tagged ‘assistive technology’


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:

or you can go to the following link at 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


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

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Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind MSAB Month Helps People Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind (MSAB) is a month-long event, held every October across the US and Canada. This initiative rallies advocates to spread the word about accessible prescription labels, so that people who are blind, visually or print impaired become aware of options for accessing their prescription label information.

This year, over 200 Lions clubs, state agencies, and support groups participated in various activities to talk about accessible prescription labels with their family, friends, clients and communities. Groups shared information and demonstrated ScripTalk talking labels at district meetings, conventions, support groups, health fairs, technology shows, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies. The Troy Lions Club even had an MSAB day declared by the Mayor in the city of Troy, Ohio! (Read full article.)

Thank you to everyone who participated in this important initiative!

MSAB continues all year! Anyone interested in keeping the conversation going can read about advocacy and request information at the link below:

Advocacy Page

MSAB Facebook page

Advocacy Video

Accessible label options such as ScripTalk Talking labels, large print and Braille labels help people safely and independently manage their medications. These labels are available by request at no additional charge at participating pharmacies. Anyone who needs these labels can request them; no diagnosis is needed.

To get these labels:

  • Ask your pharmacist for accessible prescription labels such as ScripTalk
  • Search for a participating pharmacy here
  • Call En-Vision America at 1-800-890-1180 for free assistance



Blind Resources Available By State

Monday, May 21st, 2018


May 17 2018 is the Seventh Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Lainey Feingold Global Accessibility Awareness DayA Message From Lainey Feingold:

Today is the seventh annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day — a day that reflects the foundations of my work for the past two decades:

Global: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes the right of people everywhere to participate in the online world and independently access information. Accessibility is a civil right / a human right across the globe. It is a great gift of my work to be part of a community of advocates around the world seeking to make this promise a reality.

Accessibility: Accessibility is about making sure that technology and digital content work for disabled people — as both consumers and creators. Structured Negotiation is a strategy and a set of tools that have built relationships and given people with disabilities a voice in finding solutions to accessibility barriers for more than two decades.

Awareness: An important goal of my website, this email list, and my Twitter feed is to raise awareness of digital accessibility, the civil rights aspect of accessibility work, the role of law in the digital access space, and how Structured Negotiation is an effective tool to advance accessibility. I encourage you to forward this email to a friend if you think they may be interested in these issues.

Day: Global accessibility awareness is an ongoing endeavor, but I’m glad we have a single day to showcase it. If you’re new to these issues, I invite you to spend 15 minutes on the web without your mouse to get a quick taste of accessibility issues: can you get what you need with just your keyboard? If not, the content is not accessible.
And if you are already part of the global accessibility community, whatever your role: thank you for making the digital world more inclusive for people with disabilities around the world.

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

p.s. My book, Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits, is full of accessibility stories. It is available through Amazon, Bookshare, the National Library Service, and with a 20% discount using Code LFLEGAL20 when purchased on the publisher’s website.

p.p.s. I recently wrote about Accessibility Culture. What better day than GAAD to think about how an increasing number of forward thinking organizations are baking accessibility into their organizations. You can find a link to that post, and to more than 300 others on LFLegal, on the Articles Page of my website.

Lainey Feingold
Law Office of Lainey Feingold
Author, Structured Negotiation | A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits


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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! 

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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 


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


Top Ten Ways Technology Gives Sight To The Blind

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Blind people have managed to lead full, independent lives throughout history. But there’s no denying the fact that the world can be a daunting and difficult place if you can’t see, and so we’ve adapted. Braille was invented nearly 200 years ago; guide dogs have been in existence about half that long. In this Age of Information, huge advances have been made in making many aspects of everyday life and work more accessible to those of us without sight. It was not easy choosing just ten examples of this accessibility, but here are my favorites. (editor’s note: the videos show older versions of ScripTalk and id mate, we are creating new videos to replace them.) Top 10 Awesome Ways Technology Gives Sight to the Blind


Nevada SB 131 Accessible Labels Bill Needs Final Push to Pass Assembly Vote

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

A final push is needed by Nevada citizens to help pass SB 131, a bill that would make accessible prescriptions widely available to blind, visually impaired and print impaired people. People who live in Nevada are being asked to call their legislators now. See message from Rick Kuhlmey, Nevada Council of the Blind: 

May 10, 2017

Hello dear fellow members of the Nevada Council of the Blind,

Thank you for all the wonderful work you did to help SB 131 move along through the Nevada Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services.  SB 131 was voted out of the Committee this afternoon during a ‘work session’ with a unanimous “Do Pass” recommendation to the Assembly as a whole.  The Bill now is waiting for the Assembly to vote on it.  

We need you to call and write them and ask them to please vote for SB 131.  

This time the way in which we can contact them will be different.    There are forty-two members of the Assembly.  It is not practical for you to write a letter or enter all their names and e-mail addresses into your communication devices to reach out to each of them individually.    

The best way for all of us to touch them now is to call.

When you call the operator will assist you by taking your message.  You can send the message to all the Assembly members at one time.

It is always a good idea to let the Assembly person in whose District you live know what you are interested in and how you want them to vote.  If you do not know who your Assembly Representative is the operator can assist you to find out when you call.  The operator can then transfer you to your Assemblypersons office to leave a message telling them you are their Constituent and ask for them to vote for SB 131.    

Please do this immediately as there could be a vote on the Assembly floor as soon as this Friday.  

The “Prescription Readers” are badly needed to enable those who cannot read the prescription labels to have the label read so they know which medication they are taking.  Most of us have heard how dangerous it is to take the wrong medications.  It is time to put a stop to putting the blind in the hospital or worse.  A simple “Prescription Reader” is all that is needed.  This Bill will take us one step closer to providing them.  

Here are the telephone numbers to call them to leave a message:

From Northern Nevada 1-775-684-6800
From Southern Nevada 1-702-486-2626
Toll Free 1-800-978-2878
Toll Free Fax 1-866-543-9941



                                      (Legislators Name here)

Nevada Legislature

401 S. Carson Street

Carson City, NV 89701-4747
Thank you for your anticipated assistance.  Your voice is important.


Rick Kuhlmey


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