[nfb-talk] Finding an assistant

Tony Malykh anton.malykh at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 23:07:05 UTC 2017


I talked to SightConnection - this is an organization that provides
training for blind people as well as selling some goods for blind
people. They had no idea where to find an assistant.


I think that's a good idea, I'll try to call a college nearby and see
if they can help me.


On 2/28/17, Karen Rose <rosekm at earthlink.net> wrote:
> I would check with your local independent living center. They will have
> listings for attendance. Karen
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Feb 28, 2017, at 2:36 PM, Tony Malykh via nfb-talk
>> <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have recently lost my eyesight. I am thinking about finding a paid
>> sighted assistant to help me here and there occasionally. Could
>> someone please recommend a way to find an assistant for hire?
>> Unfortunately I don't have any relatives in this country (I live in
>> Washington state). My friends can help me sometimes, but they are all
>> busy, and I would like to find a reliable way of solving small
>> problems, like filling out a form or walking me to a new unfamiliar
>> place.
>> I don't need assistant's services often; perhaps an hour every week or
>> even every two weeks. I can afford paying a reasonable amount of money
>> for this. I tried craigslist in my area, but I only saw professionals
>> like dentist's assistants offering their servies.
>> And also do you guys think is it ok to trust a paid assistant some
>> sensitive information, like my SSN?
>> (This is my first message here, so please forgive me if it's not the
>> right place to discuss such a question).
>> Thanks
>> Tony
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