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How to Guide a Person With Vision Loss.

Many people would like to assist a person with vision loss when appropriate but hesitate because they don’t know how. Often called “Sighted Guide” or “Human Guide”, these techniques are simple and easy to learn. The Town of Brookline, Massachusetts, has produced an instructional video telling and showing via demonstration clips, how to guide a person with vision loss in a variety of common situations.

This video is free to all and may be used by any agencies, organizations, groups, or individuals who find it useful. The Brookline Commission on Disability welcomes questions, feedback, and reports on how it is being used.

the Town of Brookline’s Community Relations Specialist and ADA / Section 504 Coordinator, * at 1-617-730- 2326, TTY 1-617-730-2327
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Town of Brookline

*As of April, 2020, The Coordinator is , 617-730-2329, in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations.

Sassy Outwater-Wright
Tina Kurys
Corbin Reidel
John Seay
Sassy Outwater-Wright
Executive Director
Massachusetts Association
for the Blind and Visually Impaired
200 Ivy Street
Brookline, MA
Michael Allen
Alice Taub
Person with Vision Loss:
Paul Saner
Guide Dog:

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