How to help a blind person organize.
June 20, 2013 5:35 PM Subscribe
I'll be helping a blind person organize his personal items this summer. How can I help him organize things (and avoid offending him)?
posted by Triumphant Muzak to Grab Bag (16 answers total)
I have zero experience working with blind people, so I have two questions:
1) How can I help a blind man organize his personal things? Do people without vision organize by texture? By size? By the type of item? By some other characteristic? This gentleman is very poor and cannot afford shelving or additional furniture with drawers. I will be helping him to discard unneeded items, and I will place items he chooses to keep into piles, I suppose.
2) He lost his vision last year due to macular degeneration. Are certain phrases offensive to blind people? Is the word "blind" offensive? Are blind people called "sight impaired"? Honestly, I don't know. I would like to be as sensitive and knowledgeable as possible.