Guidelines For Helping The Blind and Visually Impaired (Pt. 5 of 7)
Curbs and Roads

Woman helping a man to step over a curbHere are some tips on helping blind and visually impaired people navigate curbs and roads:
  1. Don't take risks
  2. Tell your partner if you are about to step up or down over a curb; pause before stepping
  3. Approach the curb together with your partner, with you both facing the curb at an equal distance from it
  4. Cross the road using the shortest distance and go straight across it
  5. Tell your partner if you are leaving them after crossing the road; ensure they know which way they are facing

Assisting the Blind and Visually Impaired: Guidelines for Eye Health Workers and Other Helpers


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