Top 10 tips for sighted guiding

Our top 10 tips for sighted guiding video is a short, engaging watch that will give you the confidence to step up and help if someone with sight loss needs assistance.

If you would prefer to watch the video with audio description, there is an audio described version here rather than the captioned one above.

What does the video cover?

  1. How to start a conversation when you meet someone with sight loss
  2. Starting to guide
  3. Getting in and out of cars
  4. Guiding someone across a road
  5. Navigating narrow spaces
  6. Guiding someone with a guide dog
  7. Saying goodbye and leaving someone feeling safe
  8. Guiding someone on public transport
  9. Going up and down stairs
  10. Going through doorways

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