En-Vision America – Accessible Prescription Labels: Talking, Large Print and Braille Labels and Prescription Readers

 

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

Walmart and Sam’s Club are deeply committed to accessibility and medication safety for their blind, visually impaired and print-impaired pharmacy patients. To enhance their commitment, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies provide En-Vision America’s ScripTalk audible (i.e. “talking”) prescription labels at Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies across the United States.

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.

“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.

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.”

The ScripTalk labeling system, the industry leader in audible prescription labels, was developed by En-Vision America. To provide ScripTalk labels to their patients, the pharmacy places a RFID label on the bottom of a patient’s prescription bottle. The patient then places the bottle on a small, battery operated device called a ScripTalk Station, which is provided at no charge to the patient. The ScripTalk Station reads the prescription information out loud to the patient, including patient name, prescription number, drug name, dosage, use instructions, warnings, educational leaflets, and pharmacy information.

“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.”


En-Vision America – Accessible Prescription Labels: Talking, Large Print and Braille Labels and Prescription Readers
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Many pharmacies across the US and Canada are offering ScriptAbility accessible prescription labels to meet the needs of patients who are blind, visually impaired, or print impaired. The system includes ScripTalk talking labels and prescription readers, ScriptView large print labels, and Braille labels. These labels give patients access to all of the printed label information, including patient name, drug name, dosage, instructions, prescription number, date, pharmacy information, warnings, and patient education leaflets.

Read more about accessible prescription drug labeling: Accessible Prescription Labels Fact Sheet

Accessible prescription labels are provided at no extra charge by a participating pharmacy. If you or a loved one needs accessible labels, request them from your pharmacist. Call us for free assistance: 1-800-890-1180 and we will work with your pharmacist or help you find a pharmacy in your area.


Picture of ScripTalk logoScripTalk Labels and Talking Prescription Reader

Do you or a loved one have trouble reading prescription labels?

  • Are you worried that you don’t remember your prescription instructions correctly?
  • Are you bothered that you have to rely on family or friends to read prescription information for you?
  • Are you looking for a way to safely and independently manage your medications?

Did you know?

  • As many as 1.9 million drug-related injuries occur each year due to prescription errors or adverse reactions.
  • Nearly 10% of those injuries are life-threatening or fatal and more than half are preventable.
  • Prescription drug mistakes are a leading cause of death and injury to seniors.
  • More than half of all patients do not take medications as prescribed.

Now there is a solution!

ScripTalk talking labels and prescription readers are available by request at many pharmacies, free of charge.

Picture of ScripTalk machineHear your prescription information!

  • Drug Name, Dosage, & Instructions
  • Warnings & Contraindications
  • Pharmacy Information
  • Doctor Name
  • Prescription Number & Date
  • And More!

Picture of label on prescription bottleScripTalk Station is a prescription reader device. Simply press a button and place the special ScripTalk talking label over the reader. A pleasant natural sounding voice speaks all the information printed on the label.

ScripTalk Station uses RFID and text-to-speech technology. A thin antenna and microchip embedded within the label are programmed with all the printed information. Because the data is stored in the label itself, it can be used on any size prescription container.

Picture of prescription bottle on ScripTalk machineScripTalk Station Features

  • Lightweight and Portable
  • Natural Voice
  • Earphone Jack for Privacy
  • One-Touch Operation
  • Read as Many Times as Needed
  • Scrollable Data
  • Adjustable Volume
  • Works with any Prescription
  • Multiple Languages

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ScripTalk Station is the only talking prescription reader to meet all federal requirements listed under the Federal Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

For more information on how to have your pharmacy participate and issue your prescriptions with a ScripTalk Station, call En-Vision America: 1-800-890-1180 or Sign up today using this form

Do you know about the ScripTalk Travel Case?

Picture of travel caseSome of the features and benefits include:

  • Special front pouch to store the ScripTalk unit
  • Spacious interior area holds up to 15 medications
  • Insulated with cold/freeze pack for any medications that must remain cold
  • Padded to ensure protection during travel
  • Keeps medications and ScripTalk reader together in one convenient place
  • Adjustable shoulder strap or handle for easy carrying

 


Picture of Translation logoTranslation

Do you know someone that has to rely upon family or friends to translate prescription labels?

Do you fear they might make a mistake if they misread their prescriptions?

Now there’s a solution!

Translation

Translation of medication labels are now available through ScriptAbility, a suite of accessible prescription labels provided at no additional charge by a pharmacist. In addition to talking labels, Braille and large print labels, translations of patient instructions and warnings are available in the following languages:

Albanian French Hindi Portuguese
Arabic German Hmong Russian
Bengali Greek Italian Spanish
Bosnian Gujarati Japanese Tagalog
Cambodian (Khmer) Haitian Creole Korean Urdu
Chinese (Simplified) Hebrew Polish Vietnamese
Chinese (Traditional)

Picture of Script View label logoLarge Print Prescription Labels

Do you or a loved one have trouble reading prescription labels?

  • Are you worried that you don’t remember your prescription instructions correctly?
  • Are you bothered that you have to rely on other family or friends to read prescription information for you?
  • Are you looking for a way to safely and independently manage your medications?

Now there is a solution!

ScriptView Labels

Picture of large print on prescription bottle

Easily read your prescription information!

Non-glare, high contrast, durable label presents all the needed information in a large print booklet-style label:

  • Drug Name, Dosage, & Instructions
  • Warnings & Contraindications
  • Pharmacy Information
  • Doctor Name
  • Prescription Number & Date
  • And More!

ScriptView provides easy access to prescription label information for those with low vision. The large print label presents the data in 18-pt font on a high-contrast, non-glare, durable media.

In the pharmacy, your prescription information is printed on a special ScriptView label. It is the same information as the pharmacy’s regular label, but in large print. The pharmacist then attaches the label to your prescription container with a Script Clip.

At home, you can easily read the accessible text for important information. A 2D barcode is also printed on the label and may be scanned with a smartphone using the ScriptView app to audibly access the detailed drug information.

Picture of older lady reading prescription label

ScriptView Features

  • Complete Label Information
  • 18 pt High Contrast Font
  • Durable, Non-Glare Material
  • 2D Barcode for Extended Information via Smartphone
  • Works For Any Prescription
  • Read as Many Times as Needed

ScriptView Large Print Labels meet all the guidelines and recommendations set by the U.S. Access Board’s Working Group on Accessible Prescription Labels.

The FDA Safety & Innovation Act outlines best practices for pharmacies to follow in providing access to prescription label information for the blind and visually impaired. ScriptView also meets federal requirements listed under the Federal Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


Picture of Braille code logoBraille Prescription Labels

Do you have trouble reading your prescriptions?

  • Are you worried that you don’t remember your prescription instructions correctly?
  • Are you bothered that you have to rely upon other family or friends to read prescription information for you?
  • Are you looking for a way to safely and independently manage your medications?

Now there is a solution!

Braille Prescription Labels

Picture of Braille labels

Easily read your prescription information!

A Braille label lets you quickly gather important information about your prescription.

  • Patient Name
  • Drug Name
  • Instructions

The easy to access Grade 2 Braille gives you a safe and independent way to manage your prescription medication. For more detailed information, an audible prescription label is also available.

BRL Prescription Labels meet the guidelines and recommendations set by the U.S. Access Board’s Working Group on Accessible Prescription Labels.

The FDA Safety & Innovation Act outlines best practices for pharmacies to follow in providing access to prescription label information for the blind and visually impaired, and the deaf-blind. ScripView also meets federal requirements listed under the Federal Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


Controlled Substance Safety Label (CSSL)

A Controlled Substance Safety Label (CSSL) is a solution designed to help reduce the risk of opioid misuse by providing dangerous drug information in multiple, easy-to-understand media formats.

A CSSL helps ensure safety for people who have difficulty understanding printed media, cannot read a printed label, or are simply overwhelmed by the amount of information that comes with a Schedule II controlled substance medication.

Picture of Percocet prescription

Try it! Scan the QR code to play the safety video. (Download the ScriptView app from Google Play to scan, or use your iPhone camera app, or any QR reader.) Or click here to play video. 

Controlled Substance Safety Labels (CSSL) features:

  • Clearly identifies a medication as a controlled substance
  • Distinct label alerts the patient to use extra caution when taking the medication
  • Scan of the QR code plays a brief safety video on a mobile device, detailing the drug’s instructions, side effects and warnings
  • Easy-to-understand large print, audio and visual formats reduce the complexity of information
  • Booklet-style auxiliary label attached to prescription bottle with legal label

A CSSL meets the best practice recommendations of U.S. Access Board.

Click here for more information on En-Vision America ScriptAbility

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