A safe and independent way to take medication.
For the blind and visually impaired community, taking medication can often be an uneasy and unsafe situation. For more than 25 million people living with vision loss of some degree or another, not being able to read prescription container labels can be a scary reality. Not only does it limit a blind or visually impaired person’s independence, but it is not uncommon for situations to lead to taking the wrong medication or improper dosage, resulting in illness, an ER visit or death.
Digital Audio Label inserted in the recording device.
2” Tall x 1” Wide Digital Audio Label.
Backside of Digital Audio Label
AccessaMed identified this need first hand with family and friends. With a strong desire to find a solution, we created a Digital Audio Label that permanently adheres to prescription bottles and packages. The Digital Audio Label accurately and independently allows users to know what medications they are taking and reminds them of the appropriate dosage.
By pressing the button, the 2 inch tall by 1 inch wide Digital Audio Label provides a verbal description of the prescription details as recorded by the pharmacist. The recorded message is clear, robust, and will repeat more than 200 times at the simple push of the button!
Benefits for pharmacists.
Participating pharmacies will receive a convenient handheld recording device that can be repeatedly used to record messages on multiple Digital Audio Labels. By placing the Digital Audio Label in the recording device and pressing the record button, the pharmacist can provide critical details, including the patient’s name, the name of the medicine, dosage and special instructions. The blind or visually impaired consumer will know exactly what their medication prescription entails.
For safety, one inexpensive Digital Audio Label is recorded for each specific prescription and is not removable or reusable. Our Digital Audio Label does not replace the pharmacist’s printed label applied to the prescription bottle or package, but is placed in addition to the printed label.
What makes AccessaMed different?
The reason we believe the AccessaMed solution will be successful with the blind and visually impaired community is because of a few key differences. First, we secure the Digital Audio Label directly and permanently onto existing prescription bottles. We believe it’s best to leave medications in their original containers to eliminate handling of the medications and confusion. Second, our product does not require additional expensive or complicated reading systems for users, as many competitor products do.
AccessaMed is a low cost option. Most comparable devices are more expensive, complex and require a sighted person to assist in setting up the audio tool. The AccessaMed prescription labeling solution may be the best product available that allows a visually impaired person to accurately identify their prescription without assistance.
AccessaMed’s Digital Audio Label is now available for demonstration. We are excited to spread the word about our solution and how it truly allows the blind and visually impaired community to independently identify their medications.
For more information, our Director of Community Outreach, Chad Hazen, is available to help answer any questions. In the meantime, please feel free to give us a call at 360-773-0060, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.accessamed.com.