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How to be a Sighted Guide

Festival of Live Digital Art

2023-06-09 10:00:00 2023-06-09 14:00:00 America/New_York How to be a Sighted Guide This workshop is designed for sighted people to learn or improve their guiding techniques in order to assist people who are blind and partially sighted. Central Branch - Friends of the Library Gather Space

Friday, June 09
10:00am - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-09 10:00:00 2023-06-09 14:00:00 America/New_York How to be a Sighted Guide This workshop is designed for sighted people to learn or improve their guiding techniques in order to assist people who are blind and partially sighted. Central Branch - Friends of the Library Gather Space

Central Branch

Friends of the Library Gather Space

This workshop is designed for sighted people to learn or improve their guiding techniques in order to assist people who are blind and partially sighted.

Participants will learn basic skills for guiding and assisting people who are blind and partially sighted in everyday situations.

Artist and advocate Amy Amantea will also cover: language, disability and etiquette, assumptions and bias, respectful and dignified ways of facilitating conversation, guide dogs and service dogs, and the white cane.

Participants will have an opportunity to try out practical techniques in sighted guiding with a partner, including giving directions and what to describe as you are doing it.

This program is offered with FOLDA (Festival of Live Digital Art).

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | New Adults | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Public Meeting and Events | Interests & Lifelong Learning |

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Central Branch

Phone: 613-549-8888

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