- If you walk with them, offer them your arm or shoulder depending on the height differential. The motion of your body will tell them what to do.
- If you direct them, give directions as clearly as possible.
If you seat them, put their hand on the back of the chair. They will be able to sit easily.
- If you live or work with them, never leave a door open and keep corridors clear of clutter. Tell them if the furniture has been moved.
- If you’re talking remember that people who are only blind can hear as well as you. Always speak directly to them, not through their companion.
- If they have a dog, remember the dog is a working dog, not a pet. Never pet or offer the guide dog food unless you have asked for permission from the dog’s owner.
- When talking to a person who is blind, don’t feel afraid to use words such as “see” or “saw.” People with blindness use the same language to describe things such as “watching TV.”
- Be sure to identify yourself when you enter and exit a room where there is a blind person present.
San Antonio Eye Bank – TBI
8122 Datapoint Drive, San Antonio, TX US
Provides corneas and other eye tissue for sight-restoring transplant surgery.Learn More
Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc.
1503 Allena Drive, San Antonio, TX US
To raise, train and give guide dogs to Texans who are vision impaired, to enhance their mobility and independence.Learn More
National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
8119 Braes Run, San Antonio, TX US
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