Blind to have easier time shopping at Target


Blind people who do their shopping at Target stores are about to have an easier time at the checkout counter.

Target announced Friday that it is adding tactile keypads to its checkout terminals at all of its California stores by December, and at its stores nationwide by the end of 2010.

The tactile keypads will allow shoppers who have visual impairments or difficulty reading the information on a touch screen to privately and independently enter their personal identification number, allowing them to protect their financial privacy, according to a Target press release.

Even people with perfect eyesight can have difficulty getting the flat screens to work properly when swiping a credit card or signing their name.