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Friday, March 21, 2014

CVS to Provide Talking Prescription Drug Labels Through Its Online Pharmacy

as posted the U.S Access Board ....

March 18, 2014
Today CVS announced that it is providing ScripTalk talking prescription labels to customers with visual impairments ordering through cvs.com. The new CVS initiative will ensure that cvs.com customers who are blind can access the critical health and safety information provided in a standard print prescription label.
The Access Board Working Group’s Final Report Regarding Best Practices for Making Prescription Drug Container Label Information Accessible to Persons who are Blind or Visually-Impaired is referenced insection 3.2 and 3.5 of the agreement that led to today's announcement. The agreement and announcement is the result of Structured Negotiations between CVS and the American Council of the Blind, the California Council of the Blind and the American Foundation for the Blind. The organizations were represented by the Law Office of Lainey Feingold and by Linda Dardarian of the Oakland civil rights firm Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian and Ho.
For 14 Million Americans with Disabilities, Accessible Rx Labels Equal Independence - article by Guest Blogger Janice Lehrer-Stein

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