Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
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.
IE, 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