Guidelines For Helping The Blind and Visually Impaired (Pt. 3 of 7)

Woman helping another woman through a doorwayHere are some tips on helping blind and visually impaired people navigate doors:
  1. Take it slowly
  2. Tell your partner if the door opens towards or away from them
  3. Go through the door with your partner on the hinge side
  4. Open the door with your guiding arm; your partner should place their hand against the door to feel the handle
  5. They should follow you through the door and close it behind both of you
Assisting the Blind and Visually Impaired: Guidelines for Eye Health Workers and Other Helpers

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