Many people who are blind feel comfortable navigating all kinds of places independently. But there are still times when being guided by a sighted person can be helpful. The sighted guide technique is a great way to safely and respectfully guide someone who’s blind.
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- Don’t hesitate to offer guidance to someone who’s blind. They’ll usually appreciate the gesture.
- Never assume someone needs or wants to be guided. Respect their reply if they decline your offer.
- Never grab, drag or pull someone who’s blind, their white cane or guide dog. It’s disrespectful, disorienting and dangerous.