FYI, in the message below the term "infrared" should be RFID: From: Dill, Phyllis [mailto:Phyllis.Dill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:37 AM To: 2380@xxxxxxx; araines@xxxxxxx; bgrzesik@xxxxxxxxxx; Bruce Miles; Christopher White; Donte Mickens; Dwight; Edwards, Paul; Jesus; Joe Minichiello; Daniel.O'Connor@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; Paul Kaminsky; Polland, Michele; Sheryl Brown; Sue; Sylvia ; Ted; vmagliocchino@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: FW: Accessible Prescription Label Program Now Free For Blind Americans FYI Important information provided by Jane Pikula, senior Rehabilitation Specialist. Her message is below followed by the article. Good afternoon, everyone. I have been made aware of the following program, and have copied the press release (below) off En-Vision America's website. This prescription-reading device is being made available to all blind Americans, regardless of income level or what insurance they have. All a blind person needs to do is contact En-Vision America, let them know that they are interested in the ScripTalk device, and the name of the pharmacy they use. En-Vision America is working with the major pharmacy chains, to get them onboard with this program. The pharmacy chains are saying that there isn't enough need for them to spend the money to provide the infrared labels needed to allow the ScripTalk to read prescription labels to blind users. If enough people contact En-Vision America, they can prove that the need is out there. The way that the program works: A blind patient receives the ScripTalk Station unit. The pharmacy provides infrared labels that they affix to the medication bottles. These infrared labels are then read by the ScripTalk unit in the blind person's home. These labels contain ALL the information that a sighted person would have available to him, including warnings, dosage information, side effects, script number, doctor's name, etc. Please let your client's know about this program. It could prevent serious injury to someone who did not have proper access to medication labels. Jane Pikula Senior Rehabilitation Specialist 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: Anna McClure En-Vision America 1845 Hovey Ave. Normal, IL 61761 800-890-1180 Fax: 309-452-3643 www.envisionamerica.com Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.