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HealthWiki > Helping Children Who Are Blind > Chapter 11: Helping Your Child Know Where She Is (Orientation) > How the community can help


People in the community can help make it easier for your child to find her way.

Community members can learn to give directions that will help her find things on her own. Chapter 13 talks about the special help community members can give to a child who cannot see well.

People can also put landmarks in places that will help your child find her way or know where to turn. Each village or neighborhood is different, so you and your community will have to decide what things are right for your child. Here are two examples of landmarks that can be community projects to help a child who cannot see well:

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Putting posts or other markings where paths cross can help your child find her way.
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Putting a guide rope or rail can help your child find her way.