Module B1 - Slide 10


One technique that may be used is sighted or human guide skills. Some people may use a guide in certain situations such as in getting through a restaurant, or when walking with a friend, but traveling with a human guide is not usually someone’s primary travel mode. The guide’s role is the lead the blind person around obstacles, to stay 1/2 step ahead, to tell the individual about level changes (curbs or stairs), and to approach those level changes straight on. The role of the pedestrian who is blind is to hold the guide’s arm or shoulder, to stay 1/2 step behind the guide and to pay attention to the guide’s movements.