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Disability Etiquette: Visual Impairment

By on 09/11/2015

What would it feel like to be visually impaired, having a conversation, and suddenly have that person get up and leave without telling to you?

You could wind up talking to nobody—or someone else who happened to sit down next to you—and not know it.

That kind of thing happens a lot more than you might think.

In this video, Betsy Clayton describes the the time something like this happened to her. It should give you a pretty good idea of what it’s like to find yourself continuing what you thought was an ongoing conversation with someone who doesn’t know what you’re talking about.

She’ll tell you what you need to know to make interactions with visually impaired people more respectful.

Learn more by watching this helpful video. (Please share it, too!)

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