Step-by-Step: The Sighted Guide Technique

This video series provides information on how to use the “sighted guide technique” to guide someone with vision loss while working, as well as how to offer assistance in various situations. 

Step 1: Introduction to Sighted Guide

Many people with vision loss feel comfortable travelling independently, but there may still be times when being guided by a sighted person comes in handy. In this video, you’ll be introduced to the “sighted guide technique”, a safer and more comfortable way to guide someone who’s blind or partially sighted while walking. 

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Step 2: Basic Sighted Guide Techniques

This video provides instruction on how to use basic sighted guide techniques and is the foundation for all of the other techniques you’ll learn in the rest of the videos in this playlist. 

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Step 3: Going Through Doors

Because there are many different types of doors, this video provides a couple of different techniques and tips for dealing with them. 

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Step 4: Seating

Learn the different techniques for guiding someone to a chair front, chair back or chairs in rows, such as those found in theatres. 

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Step-by-Step: Other Useful Guiding Tips

This video demonstrates some other useful techniques, such as how to guide a person to get into a car, how to reverse guiding direction, and how to let someone know that you’re leaving after providing sighted guide assistance. 

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Step-by-Step: Safety

This video demonstrates a universal emergency symbol for use with someone who is deafblind. 

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Step-by-Step: Additional Guiding Tips

This video will provide techniques for assisting someone who has a guide dog, as well as some of the ways of communicating and guiding someone who is deafblind. 

 

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