Sighted Guiding Training (York)

Tuesday 2 April 2024
17:15 - 20:30

York Travellers Trust

Sighted Guiding is recommended for any volunteers who have 1-2-1 walks or help on group walks with a person/people with visual impairments. If you have a general interest and would like to join the training then we also welcome you to come along.

The training will be led by Kelle from The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

This is in-person training and it will be held at York Travellers Trust, 20 Falsgrave Crescent YO30 7AZ. It is in a residential area with some on-street parking available. The precise location can be viewed here –

Refreshments will be provided.

If you have any accessibility needs then please contact to let us know.

We ask that attendees arrive by 5:15pm to allow the training to start promptly at 5:30pm. The session will last for three hours.

Session Details

Much like learning how to perform first aid, sighted guiding is a useful life skill. It will give you the confidence to know how to act when you meet someone who is blind or partially sighted, and the practical guiding techniques to help them if they need it. Our sighted guide training teaches you how to physically guide a person with sight loss, allowing them their dignity. We cover a brief overview of the most common eye conditions, the barriers to independence people face, emotional consequences
of sight loss and communication. The training helps create a more inclusive society for people with sight loss.

Booking is essential so please reserve you place below.

If you have any questions then please email Libby at or call 01904 373017


Spaces remaining: 11

Bookings are closed for this event.