At a recent dinner meeting I was seated at a table with a visually impaired woman. She graciously helped all of us at the table understand her needs and quickly learned a lot about us. When communicating with visually impaired people, these suggestions might help:
- Identify yourself and introduce anyone else who is present.
- When offering a handshake, say, “Shall we shake hands?”
- When offering a seat, place the person’s hand on the back or arm of the seat.
- Tell the person when you need to end the conversation or when you move.