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For September 2012:

How to make supermarkets more accessible?

My response to this is as follows:

When you think of making your supermarket more accessible, you need to think of making it accessible to all persons no matter what and in doing so, you will attract not only those customers that are disabled, but everyone on the whole. So here goes.

  1. Make sure that your supermarket is well lit and that bright lights are placed in strategic places. By doing this, you will ensure that persons who can see will be able to see what they are buying. Bright lights sure make a difference; especially so in the produce, meat, and frozen section aisles.
  2. Aisles should be wide enough to accommodate walkers, wheelchairs, and more than 1 person; especially for those who are accompanied by either a friend or family member.
  3. Shelves should be arranged in such a way that it is easy to reach items. Especially so for those using walkers and wheelchairs.
  4. Items should be arranged in such a ways so as to be easily identified. They should also be arranged in such a way that it is easy to find. Example, all snacks should be in one aisle and not bundled with other items in another aisle; with other types of foods.
  5. Staff should be trained to be helpful, accommodating, and informative. They should be trained as to how to be helpful to those customers who are disabled.

That's it for me this month and I hope you find these hints useful.

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

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