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For November 2012:

How can pharmacies be made more accessible?

For a blind person, making a pharmacy accessible would probably mean that the following is readily available upon entering a pharmacy:

  1. That someone will be there to read their prescriptions to them because as of now there is still no way for us to independently read our prescriptions. We still need to depend on sighted assistance to read them.
  2. That someone would be there to help them find what they are looking for on the shelves.
  3. That a pharmacist would be on hand to respond to questions.
  4. That a customer service rep would be able to assist them to find their way around the pharmacy.

With all of this in mind, it is also important to ensure that staff at the pharmacy is trained in the rudiments of being able to help a blind person. I.e., being able to appropriately guide a blind person and to understand that they need to have things read to them upon request.

Of course, there are always more things to consider but this may be a good starting point.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your freelance writer and roving reporter, wishing you a terrific day.

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