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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.

Contact:
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.

Narrator:
Sassy Outwater-Wright
Producer:
Tina Kurys
Director:
Corbin Reidel
Graphics:
John Seay
Narrator:
Sassy Outwater-Wright
Executive Director
Massachusetts Association
for the Blind and Visually Impaired
200 Ivy Street
Brookline, MA
https://www.mabvi.org/
888-613-2777
Guides:
Michael Allen
Alice Taub
Person with Vision Loss:
Paul Saner
Guide Dog:
Tassie
Links:

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29 11/6/2020 BIG Programs for Older Adults Ann Theis
28 9/2/2020 Technology and Older Adults John Seay
27 6/24/2020 LGBT Older Adults and COVID-19 Bob Linscott
26 5/27/2020 Seniors During Coronavirus Ruthann Dobek, Julie Washburn
25 3/20/2020 Affordable Housing Roger Blood
24 1/15/2020 MABVI Sassy Outwater-Wright
23 12/10/2019 Economic Development in Brookline Anne Meyers, Paul Saner
22 6/5/2019 Marijuana Officer Michael Disario,
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21 3/5/2019 A Legislator's Perspective State Representative Tommy Vitolo
20 1/10/2019 Brookline Police Department Chief Andrew Lipson,
Officer Michael Disario
19 11/8/2018 Property Tax Relief Gary McCabe, Karen Keaney, Deidre Waxman
18 9/20/2018 Brookline Fire Department Chief John F. Sullivan
17 6/6/2018 Food Insecurity in Brookline Elizabeth Boen, Patricia Burns, Meghan Ostrander
16 3/29/2018 Pedestrians and Bicycles John L. Bowman, David Trevvett
15 2/8/2018 Emergency Preparedness Cheryl Anne Snyder, Sophie Gordon
14 11/29/2017 Health Commissioner of Brookline Dr. Swannie Jett
13 9/7/2017 BrooklineCAN's Annual Meeting and Brookline Day Roberta Winitzer, Sara Nelson
12 5/3/2017 The Nancy Daly Show
11 3/23/2017 Senior Center Volunteer programs Patricia Burns, Nick Brown
10 1/26/2017 Housing for seniors Len Fishman
9 11/17/2016 Brookline Commission on Disability Saralynn Allaire
8 9/22/2016 Brookline Select Board Neil Wishinsky, chair
7 6/30/2016 Parks and Open Space Erin Gallentine, Director
6 4/14/2016 TRIPPS Transportation Advisory Program for 60+ year-olds Kerri Ann Tester
5 2/11/2016 Brookline Public Libraries Sara Slymon
4 11/23/2015 Health Initiatives Chris Chanyasulkit
3 10/15/2015 STRAITS Shirley Selhub
2 5/28/2015 Recreation Department, and Bicycle Advisory Committee Melissa Battite, John Dempsey
1 4/23/2015 Age Friendly Committee Chairs Frank Caro, Nancy Daly
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