Talking to Your Pharmacist

,Not being able to read the information on prescription medications is a particularly dangerous problem for individuals who are blind or low vision. Federal legislation included provisions that mandated the establishment of national best practices for retail and other pharmacies to provide accessible prescription drug labeling to customers who are blind or low vision. This includes proper dosage, the name of the medication, and accompanying information about possible side effects. The US Access Board was charged with developing best practice guidelines for pharmacists, including advice on delivery methods for providing accessible prescription drug container labels. Please share with your local pharmacist.

Accessible Pharmacy–Designed for Patients

  • Contact Accessible Pharmacy at 215.799.9900, at https://www.accessiblepharmacy.com/, or on the Be My Eyes app specialized help section.
  • It is a mail-order pharmacy designed for individuals who are blind or low vision.
  • They provide phone and video education/ medication identification through the Be My Eyes app.
  • Ask about packaging options.
  • They can supply CGMs (Freestyle Libre and Dexcom 6) and Prodigy talking glucometers.
  • They provide service animal medications.
  • Read the NY Times article about Accessible Pharmacy (has audio option 13:56).

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