Blindness Basics

Blindness Basics: Best Practices for Engaging and serving an Individual Who is Visually Impaired:

A man uses the human guide technique to guide a woman with a white cane across the room.

This training involves an engaging and informative PowerPoint that informs the audience on the range of vision loss an individual may experience living in our visual world. An overview of blindness etiquette will be presented so participants will feel equipped when interacting with a person who is visually impaired (VI) or blind. 

Learn how to greet, communicate, & verbally describe environments and actions when engaging with an individual who is VI/blind. The training will provide examples on how one can adapt various environments, meetings, documents, and behaviors to maximize accessibility and inclusivity.

Finally, participants will be instructed in Human Guide and can participate in an under-blindfold activity with a partner to practice the technique. All participants will receive a unique Cleveland Sight Center pen & folder with helpful resources to reference after the training.