Can I notarize documents for the blind?
October 4, 2011
On several occasions I’ve been asked to notarize documents for either blind or visually impaired people. Since a blind person cannot read the document and therefore understand the content of the document it is not legal for a Notary Public to notarize the document unless the Notary Public reads the entire document to the blind person. However, to avoid the unauthorized practice of law, a Notary Public must not attempt to explain the document (FS 117.05[a]}.