Mervin forwarded this to me. I'll be checking it out.
For Immediate Release
Accessible Prescription Label Program Now Free For Blind Americans
Normal, IL 3/15/11 – En-Vision America, Inc. has announced a new program to aid the blind and visually impaired in obtaining accessible prescriptions. Under their Pharmacy Freedom Program, eligible individuals may obtain a free ScripTalk Station patient reader that will allow them to access their prescription label information. Participating pharmacies attach a small RFID label to each prescription, containing all printed information. This provides a safe, private and independent way for the blind and visually impaired to manage their medication regimen, as well as helping pharmacies to comply with ADA regulations in serving their patients. Interested individuals may contact En-Vision America to get their free reader and provide pharmacy details. Pharmacies concerned with meeting the needs of their special needs patients may also contact the company for more information about the program.
ScripTalk Station is a cutting-edge technological solution for prescription medication information access. It has been adopted by the Veteran’s Administration for use in their facilities across the country. ScripTalk utilizes RFID (radio-frequency identification) and TTS (text-to-speech) technologies to allow those that cannot read their prescription labels a way to access the information. It is the only product on the market to provide full label information in a manner that meets ADA , FDCA and HIPAA regulations.
David Raistrick, Vice-President, says “We are pleased to be able to offer this new program to sight impaired folks in the U.S. Now safety and peace of mind are free for patients when taking potentially dangerous medications!”
En-Vision America, Inc. is a company providing high-tech products aimed at solving problems for those with visual or print impairments. Located in Normal , Illinois , En-Vision America has successfully introduced several voice-enabled products such as i.d. mate Summit , the talking bar code reader, and ScripTalk, the talking pharmaceutical reader. Originally founded by Philip C. and David B. Raistrick in 1996, the cornerstone of the company was based upon one single premise: To provide customers with greater independence through technology.
For additional information contact:
1845 Hovey Ave.
Normal , IL 61761