Nevada SB131 Talking Prescription Reader Law Helps Elderly, Low Vision and Print Impaired Residents

Elderly woman looking at prescription bottles

A recent law in Nevada aims to help low vision, print impaired and elderly residents safely manage their medications. Nevada SB 131 mandates that all retail pharmacies offer free  prescription readers that read aloud all of the information on the printed label. The units work with special talking labels that a pharmacist places on a patient’s medications. These labels are also free of charge for the patient.

As more Americans age, the number of people with visual impairment and the demand for accessible labels increases. With the unanimous passing of SB 131, Nevada has taken a proactive stance on meeting the burgeoning need for accessible prescription labels. More states will likely follow suit.

ScripTalk prescription reader and medication bottle with talking label

ScripTalk Talking Labels and Prescription Readers

People who live in Nevada can request a free prescription reader from their pharmacist. A reader or information on how to get one will be provided. Talking readers work with special accessible labels such as ScripTalk audible labels. Other options include large print labels, Braille overlays, and label translation into 17 languages.

If you need assistance with getting a prescription reader, please call En-Vision America at 1-800-890-1180. There is no charge for this service.


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