Posts Tagged ‘ScripTalk’

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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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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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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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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

 
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