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A young adult sitting on a concrete step with Guide Dog, Jade, sitting in front of her
08 April, 2016

Guide Dog 'test drive'

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT gave three young adults, who currently use a long cane to avoid obstacles, an opportunity to 'test drive' walking with a Guide Dog in Newcastle.

Eddie walking down a sidewalk with his fifth Guide Dog, a blonde labrador named Missy
05 April, 2016

Hitchhiker's Guide Dog to the galaxy

Determined to not be limited by his disability, Eddie began regaining his independence and mobility with the help of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.

Jo Weir is helped by a National Museum of Australia staff member to get into a mining bucket
29 March, 2016

Tactile learning experience

National Museum of Australia staff learn how to describe objects to a person who is vision impaired.

Isaac learning to use a cane while walking on a footpath
21 March, 2016

Exploring the world with a cane

Isaac is learning to explore different environments using a long cane, thanks to orientation and mobility training through Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.

Leonie Pye
21 March, 2016

Author's NDIS tips

Twelve months after becoming a participant of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Leonie Pye is keen to share her experience and reassure those who are blind or vision impaired about the process of applying for funding.

Kathryn Stephens sitting on a chair in the garden next to her new Guide Dog, a black Lab named Gulliver
02 March, 2016

Kathryn's new travel partner

While Kathryn Stephens has spent the last two decades with a four-legged guide by her side, the Wauchope local says that she will never get used to the excitement she feels when receiving a new Guide Dog.

Daniel Searle gives Guide Dog Bear a hug
02 March, 2016

A well-earned retirement

After walking about 9,000 kilometres and ignoring distractions, navigating obstacles and travelling to all corners of Albury, Guide Dog, Bear, has earned his retirement.

Colleen with new Guide Dog Charlotte sitting on the grass beside her
29 February, 2016

Charlotte shines

With only two weeks of training together under their belt, Colleen is amazed at how quickly her new Guide Dog Charlotte has been learning.