Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. United In Stride is designed to support blind/visually impaired individuals who are looking for guides, and sighted individuals who want to volunteer as a guide. The site is available for walkers and runners of all levels and with any level of guide experience.

    For youth looking for guides or interested in guiding, visit our page for Users Under 18.

  2. Users can start by creating a profile on the website, providing their location and activity preferences. They can then search for and message potential matches in their desired area using the Find A Partner search function.

    For more on how to get started go to UIS Best Practices.

  3. No, this website is completely free to use!

    However, the success of United in Stride depends on donations from users like you. This includes the cost of maintaining the site and inventory of supplies. Donate today!

  4. Yes! The United in Stride database of members will grow over time, and we believe a tool like this will pave the way for the next generation of blind/visually impaired athletes. Additionally, this resource will allow those traveling for work or vacation to reach out to you.

    Visit our Building Your Network page for more tips on how to find people in your area.

  5. United in Stride is powered by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a division of MAB Community Services. MAB is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, tax id 04-2109859.

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