personal alert systems
Please read on and I wish you a great day and weekend. I welcome your feedback on this and other postings. 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.