Thanks to a partnership between Canadian company Empire and En-Vision America, many more blind & visually impaired Canadians will have access to talking prescription labels. En-Vision America’s ScriptTalk system allows pharmacists to embed the prescription instructions, such as dosage etc, into a small RFID chip in the printed label. These instructions can then be read aloud using either an app on your smart phone or a hardware scanner device both of which are free.
The ScripTalk labelling service will be available in over 420 stores nationwide including:
- Lawtons Drugs
- Thrifty Foods
- IGA (western Canada)
The Double Tap team discussed the exciting news on episode 121 of Double Tap Canada; you can listen to that discussion below.
Co-host & audio producer on the Double Tap Canada radio show. Occasional contributor to Double Tap TV, full time shed resident.