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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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