Helping Hands for the Blind

A non-profit organization whose goal is to promote social, economic and educational opportunities for the blind ...

Helping Hands 4 the Blind.A non-profit organization whose goal is to promote social, economic and educational opportunities for the blind.

"Do"s & "Don't"s

When you meet a blind person

DONT (2K)Don't - Shout when you speak to us, we can't see but our hearing is fine.

DO (2K)Do - Touch us on the arm or use our names when addressing us. This lets us know you are speaking to us and not someone else in the room.

DONT (2K)Don't - Grab us to lead us. Allow us to take your arm when we are walking together.

DO (2K)Do - Give specific directions like "the book is five feet to your right" as opposed to saying "the book is over there."

DONT (2K)Don't - Pet or distract our Guide Dogs. They are not pets, they are working companions on whom we depend.

DO (2K)Do - Direct your questions directly to us. We do not need to have someone else tell you what we want to eat, etc.

DONT (2K)Don't - Be afraid to use words like "blind" or "see". Our eyes may not work but it is still nice to see you.

DO (2K)Do - Treat us as individuals. Blind people come in all shapes, sizes and colors. We each have our own strong points and weaknesses, just like everyone else.

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