Your friends and acquaintances such as unknown, the better, but
Despite this, read this text, because it is already possible
tomorrow, next month or later, you can meet on the street, on the
festival or public place the power a man or woman with a white
Perhaps you would be willing to help, but do not hesitate, because
You do not know how you can help. Or perhaps you
help a blind person so clumsily that reach their
a reverse effect.
Therefore, this small guide will provide you with
help. Without perfection claims it will help you have
efficient, correct and humane care to anyone who needs it.
Dearest service provision at the right time, can bring to both parties an enriching experience and positive emotions.
If this small guide will contribute to this cause, it can be said to fulfill its task.
Help blind when crossing the street
the golden rule: before doing anything for the blind, it is necessary
I ask him if he needs your help. Thus, it appears
respect for his personal freedom.
Furthermore, it is generally
practical reasons. We illustrate this in the following example: when I
standing on the edge of the pavement, it happens to me often that I take the hand
and drag to the other side of the street, without saying a word. When learn
I did not want to cross the road, and only waiting for the tram, then
unknown assistant is so stunned that leaves me
one in the middle of the road, muttering some apology. In this case
I have no choice but to return back, relying only
It is therefore necessary to ask. "Can I get you
to assist in the transition of the street? "If the answer is positive,
say simply: "Take me by the hand and go out together."
Prevent blind on uphill or downhill on the pavement.
Help the blind in transport
often help the blind, when they want to enter the tram,
bus or train. There are times when the crowd they just collide
in the direction of "blind" sighted. Fortunately, this rarely happens.
help is so energetic and is at the same time
several people so that blind and instead enter all
other passengers, dragged like a sack.
Upon exiting the
transport, the opposite pattern: a blind force
It holds the front and rear so that it costs a lot of effort exit
transport. Even with the best of intentions, this form of aid unnecessary.
commits itself trip, he has an idea of the possibilities
Use the tram, train or bus. It will be enough if you
to accompany him to the car and show him the door rail, putting them
his hand. Legs in a blind manner, and he himself can normally enter and
out of the vehicle, as any other passenger.
When you exit the vehicle and show him the handrails let go out on their own.
together you enter or exit from the vehicle, is leading all the time
ahead, showing handrails or delivers his own hand, and the
pointing to the height of the steps.
When planting in the car blind
is applied to the car door is open, put his hand on her
the upper edge of the other hand to guide first concerns the roof of the machine,
and then back. This is all the help they expected from you.
It happens that you are traveling in the same vehicle with a blind or
go out with him at one stop, or blind comes to you in the street and
has been slow because of the intensity of transport, a lot of obstacles,
occurring in its path, or simply due to the fact that he knows this is bad
Do not delay with its proposal to help. This does not mean that you have to impose it.
You can say, "I need the station. Can I take you there
a little bit? "If the answer offer your arm and blind
keep him on his way.
Do not be, however, be disappointed if
Your kind assistance is rejected. Some value their blind
independence more than help that could bring them
relief. I do not know whether the blind are right, but the choice available to them.
In most cases, your willingness to help is received with joy and
thanks. Always offer your hand. Never take a blind man
by hand, pushing it in motion. Accompanying blind so
way, you deprive him of a sense of confidence. If you go hand in
hand, it is superfluous to the question: "Turn left or right?".
He feels the movement and follows you automatically. when passing
through the door, or a bottleneck accompanying is always ahead. is he
hand holds the blind, holding it slightly back to meet
a short distance.
Help on sidewalks and blind uphill
descent on the sidewalk or climbing on the road is enough to say that
be descending or climbing. Do not let them blind to the feeling
curb white cane.
If you have to go up or down
with a blind man on the stairs, then simply
say: "Attention, steps (rise up or fall down)", and
then giving the blind a hand up or down with him.
it will be convenient to stick with the other hand the railing of the stairs. Put it
hand on the railing and say, "Railing on the right or left of you." In any
case, point it at the beginning or end of the ladder. If you not
accompanying blind on, then show him the railing, as indicated
If there is a choice between the escalator and
stairs, give the blind the right choice. In any case, you
it should clearly inform you when it comes to the escalator.
Do not be afraid to talk with the blind
conversation with a blind many people do not dare to utter such words
as "look", "observe" or "blind". In this case, they say:
"My uncle, too ... uh, uh ... this," or "My grandmother is the same," the
lose their temper and begin to apologize, "Oh, sorry, I had not
I thought, "etc.
And this at a time when blind themselves often joke on
his illness. The word "blind" they eat and listen to as well as
other words, the word "look" or similar words they use in
conversation to explain his special form of: smell, feel,
touch. The read this book (Braille or listened to). "I
I saw the beautiful thing "(touching, fingering). "I looked at the play"
So you can without difficulty to say
a blind man: "Do you want to explore this subject?" - while giving him
in hand, for example, a bottle, a piece of clothing or anything else.
Eat without fear of the word "blind" or "blind" if these words
found in the conversation.
However, tactless to ask: "Are you blind?"
"So you did not see anything? Absolutely blind? Oh, this is terrible! You
blind from birth? From illness or accident, and so on. "
always that although blind and do not see, but they're not deaf, so
whisper uttered comments such as: "The worst, nothing can not be!" or
"Better to die than to be blind" - the blind can hear perfectly. Leave
better your opinions to yourself because they adhere completely blind
a different opinion.
Help the blind in the store
helping the blind to enter the store, spend it to the seller, they did
willingly served. If you have time, spend it to the right
If a blind man knows that he would like to buy, you may
get the goods immediately. If he wanted to be first
Look at the range, then unfold before him various objects,
so he can grope them. He had the idea of the shape, size,
Describe him the color, pattern, etc. Do not stop with
recommendation, for example: "I want to tell you that the color you do not
It fits. " If payment is not blind calls you self worth
given by the banknote, you should tell him yourself, "You gave me 100
marks ". Usually blind knows what kind of money he gives, but the error is not
excluded, however it is possible to prevent troubles.
It is recommended at the account or exchange of the money count money in
blind hand that he would not seek then, first of all, a little money.