How does someone guide me?

There are no hard and fast rules on how someone should guide you, RNIB's Guiding a blind or partially sight person web page offers suggestions for guiding safely and sensibly. 

If there is someone who you would like to guide you on a regular basis, it could be worth them attending a course on guiding or visual awareness (which usually involves some guiding). Guide Dogs offer friends and family practical group training which can give close companions the skills and knowledge they need to better understand and support you. The course also gives more information about different eye conditions to give a better understanding. Further information can be found on Guide Dogs website.

Your local voluntary society for blind or partially sighted people may run courses and will be able to give you some pointers about guiding.

You can find your nearest local society on the Sightline Directory by entering your postcode and the search words 'local society'.

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