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Rite Aid offers talking Rx devices to visually impaired

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CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid pharmacies have begun providing talking prescription devices to help customers with visual impairments.

Rite Aid sign closeup_WilliamsvilleNY 2013b_WEBThe drug chain said Thursday that the devices, available at all of its approximately 4,600 stors, will be offered free upon request to customers who are blind or visually impaired.

“It’s important that all of our customers, including those who are blind or visually impaired, are able to access and understand information on their prescriptions,” Jocelyn Konrad, executive vice president of pharmacy at Rite Aid, said in a statement. “By offering these devices, we’re helping customers who have difficulty or who are unable to read a standard prescription label understand and safely take their medications as prescribed by their physician.”

Rite Aid added that it can also provide large-print prescription information sheets to visually impaired customers.

“The American Council of the Blind and the California Council of the Blind congratulate Rite Aid on taking this step to better serve the needs of its blind and visually impaired customers,” stated Kim Charlson, president of the American Council of the Blind. “This action clearly illustrates their motto, ‘With Us, It’s Personal,’ and we are proud to have collaborated with Rite Aid to bring this valuable resource to their customers.”


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