Interacting with People with Vision Impairment

Offer to read written information, and give specific and non-visual information. 
Identify yourself before making any physical contact, and ask before giving assistance.
When guiding people with vision loss, offer your arm – don’t take theirs.
Inform the person before leaving.

More interaction tips!

  •         PHYSICAL DISABILITY          
  •       HEARING LOSS      
  •         DEVELOPMENTAL        
        PHYSICAL DISABILITY          

Physical Disability

refers to either with a total or partial loss of bodily functions, such as the ability to walk or fine motor skills, or a total or partial loss of a part of the body.

e.g. Amputation, spinal cord injury, stroke, etc.

Should we be leaning on wheelchairs at crowded public spaces?

      HEARING LOSS      

Hearing Loss

is defined as being partially or completely unable to hear sounds in one or both ears.

Should we shout when speaking to people with hearing loss?

        DEVELOPMENTAL        

Developmental Disability

refers to conditions that usually become apparent during infancy or childhood and are marked by delayed development or functional limitations, especially in learning, language, communication, cognition, behaviour, socialisation or mobility.

Examples include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Intellectual Disability

Should we be making fun of people with developmental disabilities?

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We provide disability etiquette talks to help build your confidence in interacting with persons with disabilities.