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Guiding Eyes for the Blind Selects TFI Envision for 2015 Annual Report

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Guiding Eyes for the Blind Selects TFI Envision for 2015 Annual Report

Yorktown Heights, NY — Guiding Eyes for the Blind selected TFI Envision, Inc. again to develop their Annual Report for 2015. Continuing the theme of independence from the previous annual, TFI Envision combined engaging photos of individuals matched with their Guiding Eyes for the Blind specially trained guide dogs with a focus on their goals for independence and self satisfaction.

“Life with my guide dog is about choices. I can choose to walk to the city park or hike a trail in the Allegheny National Forest. I can go to the grocery store, the coffee shop, and my church. I’m grateful to Guiding Eyes and those who have worked diligently to bring me seven magnificent guide dogs.” This excerpt is from the 2015 Annual Report story of Joan and Hampton, her Guiding Eyes for the Blind specially trained guide dog.

TFI Envision has been working with Guiding Eyes for the Blind since 2007 on a wide variety of marketing and corporate communication materials; their annual reports (since 2007); two different quarterly newsletters; their annual Golf Event logo and supporting materials; calendars; vehicle wrap graphics and more. In addition, TFI Envision has worked on their Heeling Autism program materials including the development of their Heeling Autism logo, newsletter and other marketing communication materials.

To see the full annual report, go to www.GuidingEyes.org, About Us, Financials section.

When you meet a person who is blind for the first time:
• It is courteous to shake hands and introduce yourself by name. A cordial handshake or “hello” with your name and then a good-bye substitutes for a friendly smile.
• Talk directly to the person in a normal tone of voice, almost like talking on the telephone, because the person on the other end cannot see you.
• Don’t worry about using descriptive words which refer to sight, such as “Nice to see you” or “It looks like the weather will be nice today.”
• When you leave, either quietly inform them you are leaving or say, “Tom, it was nice speaking with you. I’m leaving now.” This prevents the person who is blind or visually impaired from speaking to an empty space.
• Most important, never pet a service dog. Always ask before touching a guide dog. Distracting a guide dog is a lot like distracting a driver in a car and can endanger the individual relying on a dog for mobility and safety.

This excerpt is from the 2015 Guiding Eyes for the Blind Annual Report