A big thanks to Chris Orr from Blind and Low Vision foundation.
It's a very un-nerving feeling to be blindfolded and then taken around the room by a guide. But that's exactly what we all did last month when we had the pleasure of a visit from Chris Orr from Blind and Low Vision NZ.
Chris took us through the various types of low vision and causes. He came equipped with glasses which gave the user a snapshot of what one sees with various conditions. We were moved to hear Chris share his own story and journey with being blind from a young age.
Chris also shared ways we can help someone that may have low vision and needs help. So if you see someone out and about that may need help here are some basic tips:
Once you've got them to their destination, ask them there is anything else you can do to help. For more information visit https://blindlowvision.org.nz/