For those of you who are now a bit concerned about what event the charity was running, what she actually meant was “Right, well, I’d best go and change my top” in order to be pristine for our guests arrival.
It’s a silly example but on a more serious note, you do need to adjust your communication or at least think about how it might be interpreted by someone who can’t see – we were doing Sighted Guide training once and one of our participants said to her blindfolded partner, ‘okay we’re going to wait a minute, there’s a lot of traffic up ahead’. What she actually meant was ‘okay we’re going to wait a minute, there’s a lot of people up ahead’ but to a vision impaired person who might be anxious about being Sight Guided her words could have caused a lot of confusion and concern.
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