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ScripTalk at Wegmans
ScripTalk Talking Prescription Labels are now offered in some Wegmans locations. This is part of a larger initiative by the grocery chain to ensure all its shopper receive quality customer service, according to a Progressive Grocer article. If you’d like this service added to your Wegmans, or you would like to discover if your location is already offering it, call En-Vision America at 1-800-890-1180. They will help you get set up with talking prescription labels to give you peace of mind when it comes to medication independence and safety.
TD Accessibility Tool Now Online
TD Bank Group recently launched a new innovative accessibility tool to create more inclusive and accessible user experiences. The new tool, designed as a browser plug-in, gives accommodation controls back to the user – enabling them to personalize their online experience without using overlays that can impact usability.
Some of the accessibility preferences users will be able to choose from include reading guides, adjustable font size, dark mode, a dyslexia-friendly font, bionic reading and monochrome mode. The tool is explicitly designed to co-exist with other assistive technologies, such as standalone screen magnification software – a feature not currently prioritized by other online accessibility tools in the market. Read the full press release at https://tinyurl.com/jnanasmt.
HumanWare Braille Displays Part of Microsoft’s Designed for Surface Program
HumanWare recently announced that its braille displays are now recognized as an inclusive technology in the Designed for Surface (DFS) program. Enhancements to the Windows 11 Narrator now support a wider range of braille displays, including three 20-cell and 40-cell braille displays from HumanWare designed for Surface. For more information, visit www.humanware.com.
New Books from NBP
Among the new books at National Braille Press is “I’m Not Scared, You’re Scared,” by Seth Meyers and Rob Sayegh Jr. It’s available as a print-and-braille (contracted UEB) book for ages 3 to 6.
Another new children’s book is “Grasshopper on the Road,” by Arnold Lobel. It’s also available as a print-and-braille book for ages 3 to 7.
Over in the adult section is “121 Good-Eating Tips,” by NutritionAction.com. The advice in this special report has been compiled by the expert staff of scientists and nutritionists at NutritionAction.com. It is available in electronic braille.
Also new is “Blueprint for Men’s Health.” Did you know that, on average, men are less healthy and have shorter life expectancies than women? This book discusses the main health issues that men face, from prostate issues to diabetes, cancer, and much more. It’s available in hard-copy and electronic braille.
Yes, there’s also a “For Women Only,” by NutritionAction.com. It’s no secret that women are built differently – but many people don’t know that symptoms of a heart attack in women are different from those in men. It’s available in hard-copy and electronic braille. The hard-copy version includes 11 tactile graphics.
For more information, call toll-free, 1-800-548-7323, or visit www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/publications/index.html.