• Ask before touching a service animal, it may distract the animal from working.  It is best to not touch them at all – they are not a pet.
  • It is especially important to announce oneself when entering and leaving a room with a person who is blind or has a visual disability.  When introducing a person who is blind to a group, introduce each person individually.
  • Speak directly to the person in a normal tone and speed.
  • Use details to describe people, objects, and places thoroughly.

(obtained, in part, from CALCASA: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault with Disabilities, 2010)