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Guide Dogs 101 With David Barnes of Guide Dogs NI

Guide Dogs 101 With David Barnes of Guide Dogs NI

Have you ever wondered if you’re ready for a Guide Dog?  What is the process to get one?  How are they trained and who trains the trainers? And what is involved once you get your dog?  Well, in today’s article I’m going to try to answer all those questions and more with the help of Guide Dogs NI’s David Barnes. Dog’s have been man’s trusted companions for millennia.  They’ve helped us hunt, been loyal companions and eager workers on farms,…

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Introducing 1Touch Self Defence Project for The Blind

Introducing 1Touch Self Defence Project for The Blind

The 1Touch Self Defence Project for The Blind is an exciting project.  This article is merely an introduction to make you aware of its availability, but I will be writing a longer piece in a couple of months with a lot more detail.  The important thing today is to let you know what it is and give some of you an opportunity to get in touch so that we can spread the program far and wide.  So, let’s get right…

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Cane Reluctance and Acceptance

Cane Reluctance and Acceptance

There is a common theme I have heard among the low vision community. It’s not just an RP dilemma, but affects everyone with low vision, although I have heard that Rp’ers are particularly stubborn. It’s the dreaded white-cane reluctance. I thought a couple of jokes might lighten the mood before we delve into this uncomfortable subject matter. What did the blind man say when he was handed a cheese grater? That was the most violent book I’ve ever read. I…

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