How to be a Sighted Guide

Start Up

Date —

June 9, 2023

Time —

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location —

Kingston Frontenac Library – Central Branch
130 Johnson St, Kingston, ON

How to be a Sighted Guide

with Amy Amantea and Gail Ritter

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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.

The workshop will take place at the Kingston Frontenac Library- Central Branch, 130 Johnson St.