Wales Council of the Blind

Guide dog

Definition: Guide dogs are assistance dogs trained to lead blind or visually impaired people around obstacles. Although dogs can be trained to navigate various obstacles, they are red–green colour blind and incapable of interpreting street signs. The human does the directing, based on skills acquired through previous mobility training.

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Services mentioning Guide dog

Apply for Assistive Technology - (Guide Dogs) Grants

Guide Dogs believes the right assistive technology – sometimes called ‘access’ or ‘adaptive’ technology – can help your child learn and play, just like everyone else. That’s why they've helped children and young people access a world of technology designed to suit their vision impairment.

Children's Mobility and Habilitation Service - (Guide Dogs) Mobility / habilitation (Children & young people)

Guide Dogs Cymru support to children and their families as they tackle the challenges of sight loss from birth through transition to adulthood.

CustomEyes Books - (Guide Dogs) Accessible media

Guide Dogs CustomEyes service produces large print books for children with vision impairment. These are tailor-made for each child or young person, but they are only charged the recommended retail price. The customised large print books open up a whole world of imagination and learning, by enabling visually impaired children and young people to read the same books as their sighted friends and classmates.

Guide dog service - (Guide Dogs) --uncategorised--

A guide dog can offer a unique, safe and effective way of getting about independently and confidently.

My Guide - (Guide Dogs) Befriending

The 'My Guide' scheme is a partnership between Guide Dogs and community organisations, which helps people with sight loss get out of their homes and back into the community. My Guide aims to reduce the isolation that many people with sight loss experience, helping to rebuild their confidence and regain their independence.

Library records mentioning Guide dog

Access to hotels for guide dogs owners & other blind & partially sighted people Guidance - [Library Type]

This guide provides information relating to access for guide dog owners to hotels, bed and breakfasts, etc. It sets out the legislative duties that owners and staff have under the Equality Act 2010 which specifically requires entry to these premises for guide dogs. It also provides tips and advice for owners, managers and staff on how to make their premises more accessible, how to communicate and assist guide dog owners, & contact details for more information.

Top Tips for Taxi Drivers Leaflet - [Library Type]

Brief list which tells taxi drivers how to assist their vision impaired passengers (whether or not they are guide dog users).