Tip of the Day #13 – Signature Guide


In today’s tip of the day, I will be sharing with you a quick and easy tip on how to make signing documents easier for someone who is blind or visually impaired. Having a vision impairment can make signing a document a challenge for several different reasons. The first challenge is finding where to sign. But once that is determined usually with help from someone sighted. The next challenge is signing one’s name straight and not too big or too small. One way to help with this challenge is to use a signature guide.

Black Signature Guide held in one hand. Future in Sight organization logo and information printed in white.
Image of Black Signature Guide

A signature guide is a credit card size piece of plastic that has a rectangular cutout in the bottom third of it. Placing the opening of the cutout on the line assists someone to know exactly where they should sign. For a video demonstration, you can click here or on the video at the top of this page. The signature guide is such a great and easy tool that can be stored in a person’s wallet for easy access.

Many blindness organizations give these out for free and it is worth asking your local organization. They can also be purchased online at many different stores such as Amazon or MaxiAids.

For more tips of the day you can visit the tip of the day archive page here. I hope these tips are helpful. Please feel free to leave a comment and any feedback you may have. Have a wonderful day.

Published by Mike Mulligan

Is a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist who provides product resources, reviews, and tutorials.

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