ScripTalk talking prescriptions are now available at 130 pharmacies, including 30 Walmart locations and CVS.com mail order.
En-vision America, the developer of ScripTalk, designed the talking prescriptions for use by the blind and visually impaired.
The company is looking to expand, according to Sharla Glass of En-Vision America. Glass said the company is eager to work with local pharmacies interested in getting set up to offer the ScripTalk service.
En-vision America is currently engaging in ongoing communication with the majority of the major chains.
In 2013, The United States Access Board published a list of guidelines and best practices that pharmacies must follow in compliance with the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112-144, 126 Stat. 993).
This law entails measures which will promote drug safety. The law also states procedures to improve FDA procedures for reviewing new medicines and medical devices.
The National Center on Disabilities is expected to implement an educational campaign during the next 12 months providing pharmacies the guidelines needed to comply with this act.
Glass said that blind and visually impaired customers are encouraged to actively participate in having the ScripTalk program implemented at their local pharmacies. They can do this by talking to their local pharmacist about contacting their corporate ADA representative to request the service.