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Posts Tagged ‘Help for Blind’

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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 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

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!

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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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Blind Resources Available By State

Monday, May 21st, 2018

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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!

Lainey
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! 

Mosen Consulting

Blindness technology eBooks, audiobooks and training

http://www.mosen.org

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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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