28 March 2013

I Heart Holland: Reason #9 - Medical Information

Just about every medicine, from paracetamol (acetaminophen/Tylenol) and ibuprofen to inhalers and antibiotics come with braille on the packaging. This is just one of those little things that because I can see well enough to read the tiny print, I never thought of until the first time I picked up medical packaging. Obviously, if you cannot see and rely on braille for reading, this is essential to knowing that you have the correct medication for yourself.

I don't know if this is a requirement by law or something manufacturers have agreed to on their own, but I think that the benefit speaks for itself.

It's a little hard to see in the picture, but if you look closely, you can see the braille over the "i"

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