Once we are comfortable with the basics of walking with someone guiding, learning a few extra moves will make it easier to navigate in more difficult situations, like through a crowd or around an obstacle.
Today, we'll explore switching sides with our guide without letting go of them. To do this, we first place our free hand just above the hand we have gripped on our guide's arm. We straighten our arms out a little to avoid stepping on their heels.
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