Providing Learning Support for Blind or Visually Impaired Students Undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities

Approaches to Visual 'Disability'

General etiquette

It is sometimes difficult for sighted people to know how to behave when they interact with blind or visually impaired people. The following broad precepts, gleaned from several sources, provide useful guidelines:

For an example of how the blind wish to be treated, take a look at 'The Courtesy Rules of Blindness'. See also the companion document on Guide Dogs. Above and beyond all these ideas, however, just treat blind and visually impaired people as individuals.

Page updated 14 December 2001

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