If the person needs to be guided here is the best approach:
- Make contact by touching the back of their hand with the back of your hand. Say, “take my arm”.
- When you start walking you should be half a step ahead. Watch out for obstacles above, below and to the sides.
- Walk at a pace that is comfortable for both of you and stop to explain obstacles if necessary.
- Most importantly relax!
Read our leaflet Guiding a person with a vision impairment.