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Palmetto Tech Company Helps Visually Impaired Read Drug Labels



A family-owned company in Palmetto, Florida is using technology to make products to help the blind live more independently.


En-Vision America was born in 1996 when David B. Raistrick created a way to barcode playing cards for his visually impaired uncles.


“He thought there has to be a better way to do this and he developed a little program on a laptop,” the company’s Sales Director, Amanda Tolson said.

Raistrick began the company when they barcoded all of the playing cards so his uncles could play independently.


According to Tolson, “That’s what started the ID Mate which is our bar code scanner. At that time there was nothing else like it and people were just so excited when it came out.”


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