REACH, Inc. Supports Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind (MSAB)

Publication Date: 
Oct 10 2019

REACH, Inc. Supports Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind

Medication errors can lead to illness, hospitalization or even death. Now imagine you can’t read your pharmacy prescription labels. If you are visually impaired, the danger of mistakes with your medications is real.  In an effort to save lives, REACH Resource Centers on Independent Living is participating in Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind (MSAB), a service project during the month of October.

MSAB is an initiative that spreads the word about FREE accessible prescription labels that are available throughout the country for individuals who are visually impaired. One such option is ScripTalk.

Through this program, an individual can receive a FREE talking prescription reader, or download a free mobile app that will read all their prescription label information out loud, including:  drug name, dosage, instructions, instructions, warnings, pharmacy information, doctor name, prescription number and date. This is a life-saving awareness program that can make a real difference.

To get brochures to share in your community and a ScripTalk demo unit, visit https://mailchi.mp/envisionamerica/msab or call En-Vision America at 1-800-890-1180. By calling the 1-800 number you can also learn the location of the nearest pharmacy to you that offers this service.