Human guides should not leave a person with vision loss standing in space without contact with a solid object such as a chair, wall, or a bench. This will reduce the anxiety of the person with vision loss if they are waiting or resting alone.
Advance knowledge of what pedestrians will encounter in the area is very helpful.
Alert the group of any changes in surfaces such as ramps, steps, or even sidewalk pavement to anything else such as a gravel path or cobblestones.
Encourage people to come prepared with sunglasses, magnifiers, and any other devices they use to control glare and stay independent when out and about.
Stop or slow down when changing from outdoors to indoors to allow people’s eyes time to adjust to the new lighting situation.
Do not rush or push people to move faster. People with vision loss often need to take their time and pay attention to walking so as not to trip or fall.