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When someone you know is blind

If someone you know is blind, or in the process of losing their sight, you have an opportunity to be a supportive, empowering presence for them. If you’re new to blindness, it can be hard to know what to say and do.

In this section of the website, get practical tips to help you navigate your relationship with someone who is blind. 

A woman in yellow guides a man in a black t-shirt. The man is holding on to her elbow. Both are smiling.

Guiding someone

How to be a sighted guide for a person who’s blind.
Young woman standing in front of a body of water with boats behind her, smiling at the camera holding her white cane in front of her.

Blindness etiquette

Untie your tongue and make positive, respectful connections.