Walmart, Sam’s Club become more audibly accessible
Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart and Sam’s Club are making accessibility and medication safety for their blind, visually impaired and print-impaired pharmacy patients a priority.
The companies announced that they are adding En-Vision America’s ScripTalk audible (i.e., “talking”) prescription labels at all Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies across the United States.
“The American Council of the Blind is excited Walmart and Sam’s Club are showing their dedication to the safety and accessibility for the visually impaired through ScripTalk availability, setting an important standard in accessibility in healthcare. Our relationship with Walmart has flourished over the years, and we look forward to continued growth,” says Eric Bridges, executive director of the America Council of the Blind.
According to a recent news release, Walmart and Sam’s Club is equipping its pharmacies to provide ScripTalk once a single patient’s request for audible prescription labels. When the pharmacy is equipped, usually within 7-10 days, the pharmacy provides ScripTalk labels to patients requesting them at no charge and without lengthy delays.
“The ScripTalk system is important to providing convenient and safe healthcare for our customers,” said JoAnn Stevens, senior director of health and wellness compliance at Walmart. “We are proud this technology is available at Walmart and Sam’s Club locations across the nation, and we look forward to adding more locations as patients ask for this free service at their local Walmart or Sam’s Club pharmacy. This service is free and available at all U.S. locations upon request.”