First Meetings

Before you meet, exchange phone numbers in case an unforeseen event causes you to be late or to cancel. Captains, the stoker may have scheduled transportation 24 hours in advance or ridden a public bus to meet you. Often, a person with a visual impairment does not have the same flexibility with transportation as a person with sight. So, please do your best to keep the appointment and to be on time.

Meet in a public location. Stokers, do not have a captain you don’t know pick you up at your home. Keep your address private until you have full confidence in the person. Also, consider bringing a sighted friend with you and arrange your own departure transportation.