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Please send your feedback to . For Immediate Release CONTACTS: Mike DeAngelis CVS/pharmacy 401 770 2645 Mitch Pomerantz American Council of the Blind 626 372 5150 Adrianna Montague Gray American Foundation for the Blind 212 502 7675 CVS/pharmacy Enhancing Accessibility for the Visually Impaired To Its WebSite and Store Point of Sales Devices Initiative Announced In Collaboration with
State and National Organizationsfor the Blind WOONSOCKET, R. I. , July 30, 2009: CVS/pharmacy, the nation's largest retailpharmacy, announced today that it is implementing functional improvements tobenefit its customers with visual impairments and other disabilities. Thecompany has installed tactile keypads in all CVS stores and it will enhanceits website in 2009. Today's announcement
is the result of a collaboration between CVS/pharmacy,the American Foundation for the Blind, American Council of the Blind andCalifornia Council of the Blind. CVS/pharmacy's actions were applauded bythese groups. "We are pleased to collaborate with organizations committed to advocacy forthe blind and introduce service enhancements in our stores and online thatwill increase access for our visually impaired customers," said HelenaFoulkes, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of CVSCaremark. Point of Sale Improvements CVS/pharmacy's point of sale improvements are designed to assist customerswho cannot read information on a flat screen point of sale device andtherefore cannot privately enter their PIN or other confidentialinformation. All CVS stores have been equipped, at a minimum, with atactile device at both the front check out counter and the pharmacy counterto ensure that customers unable to use a flat screen keypad do not have toprovide their PIN to a store employee. The company is also training itsstore employees to provide appropriate interaction with visually impairedcustomers regarding the use of the new tactile devices.