The Association For The Blind & Visually Impaired Of Jefferson Country, Inc.


HINTS AND TIPS
  • Speak in a normal tone of voice. People with vision problems usually have normal hearing.

  • Introduce yourself – recognizing voices can be difficult for some people.

  • Speak directly to a person with impaired vision. Most people can answer for themselves.

  • Rather than using gestures and hand signals to convey instructions, directions or size, describe the information.

  • Be clear with your instructions. Many people use "right" when they mean "yes"; other words like "here", "there", or "this" are vague and don't give enough information.

  • It's o.k. to use words like "look" or "see", as they are part of normal conversation. People with impaired vision use these words themselves.

  • Let a person with impaired vision know you are leaving so that he/she won't be left talking to him/herself.

  • Last but not least, treat people with impaired vision as you would want to be treated.
 


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THE ASSOCIATION for THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED
131 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601

PHONE: (315) 782-2451
FAX: (315) 782-6890

E-MAIL: lstorie@asnblindjeff.org



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