Guidelines For Helping The Blind and Visually Impaired (Intro)
General Guidelines

Man offering to help a blind womanHere are some general guidelines on helping blind and visually impaired people :
  1. Ask before offering help and don't be offended if it's refused
  2. Provide specific instructions with lots of detail
  3. Just because someone is using a white cane doesn't mean that they are blind
  4. In some places a person is accompanied by a guide dog but the animal must never be distracted; sometimes the dog gets attention and the owner is ignored
  5. When ending a conversation, always announce that you are leaving so your partner is not left hanging

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

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