Understanding the Experience of Walking Without Sight

Saturday May 7, 2:30-3:30pm

1 La Salle Square (sidewalk in front of the main steps leading to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center entrance on Sabin Street)

Same as the starting point


How do people with visual impairments navigate the streets and sidewalks downtown, and how can others help them feel safe and comfortable? Join us to hear about these experiences first-hand and simulate them by using special tools and relying on different senses. Following a short walk, you’ll learn helpful suggestions about how to offer people with visual impairments assistance as they walk through the city, and you’ll have an opportunity to engage in a discussion about the experience.

WALK LEADERS: Jean Bousquet, Heather Schey and Joelle Kanter

Jean Bousquet is an Orientation and Mobility Instructor, Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, DHS/ORS, and Heather Schey works for the Ocean State Center for Independent Living. Joelle Kanter is the former coordinator of Jane’s Walk Providence and has led several walks over the years.