How can I communicate better with someone who is blind or partially sighted?

Here are some tips to help you feel confident about talking to someone with sight loss:

1. Gain the person's attention by speaking or gently touching their arm.

2. Introduce yourself.

3. Talk to the person directly, not their sighted companion.

4. In a group conversation, make it clear who you are and who you are speaking to.

5. Avoid non-verbal responses such as shaking your head.

6. Inform the person when you are leaving the conversation.

7. Remember, if someone is blind, it doesn't always mean they have no sight at all. Ask if they need any assistance and make sure you provide information in a format accessible to them.

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