Attending to visually impaired shoppers with heart and sole

Fifteen Tangs employees learnt how to guide, approach and make physical contact with visually impaired customers in a collaboration with the Guide Dogs Association for the Blind this week. Yesterday, they practised their skills on five young visually
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Fifteen Tangs employees learnt how to guide, approach and make physical contact with visually impaired customers in a collaboration with the Guide Dogs Association for the Blind this week. Yesterday, they practised their skills on five young visually impaired shoppers at the Orchard Road store. The five, aged between 12 and 15, were each given Tangs vouchers worth $150 to spend. Randy Toh (right), 15, who bought a pair of sunglasses, said: "I was walking with the cane, and more people came forward to help. It made me more confident when asking questions."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2015, with the headline 'Attending to visually impaired shoppers with heart and sole'. Print Edition | Subscribe