When most people think of us, they think of Guide Dogs. But a Guide Dog is just one of the ways in which we support people who are blind or vision impaired.
At Guide Dogs NSW/ACT we provide assistance to anyone with vision loss, no matter what your age or level of vision. You don’t have to be totally blind, or want a Guide Dog to receive our free services.
While training Guide Dogs is an important part of our work, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT also provides a variety of supports to people who are blind or vision impaired that increase independence, minimise the impact of vision loss and build confidence for further education, employment and social participation.
Our services include:
- Training people to use canes, canines and electronic aids to improve their mobility and thus their independence and quality of life
- Training companion dogs for children and adults who are disabled or disadvantaged owing to age, isolation or ill health
- Advocating on behalf of the people we assist to make the community an easier place in which to live and work