Knowing what medication you're taking is very important, but it is even more important that you know how much to take and how often. Since the blind are unable to read prescription labels, it's important to have an accessible way for them to access the information. AccessaMed has developed a new audio label that will be attached to the prescription bottle. The label information will be provided by the pharmacist rather then the patient having to remember to record the label themselves.
According to the press release: "AccessaMed™ believes the blind/low vision and senior communities are in desperate need of a solution allowing them to accurately and independently know what medication they are taking without assistance. The Digital Audio Label does just that; it is a two inch tall by one inch wide device that permanently adheres to prescription bottles/packages. By pressing the button on the Label, the speaker provides a verbal description of the prescription details as prepared by the pharmacist."
Hopefully this technology will come to a pharmacy near you later this year.Source: Go to source
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For the past three years Alena has been a feature writer for the online magazine Matilda Ziegler. She has also been a contractor for the Oregon Commission for the Blind, helping blind adults learn to use adaptive technology. She is studying to be a teacher of the visually impaired at Portland State. You might also recognize her from the Serotalk podcast Triple Click Home.