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16 May, 2019

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Here at Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, we sat down with our Technology and Access Manager, Jodi Martin, to talk about why this day is important and some of the exciting ways we are assisting clients to access technology.

Access All Areas - International Guide Dog Day 2019
24 April, 2019

Access All Areas

One in two Guide Dog handlers across Australia report they have been discriminately refused entry to a public place or service because of their Guide Dog in the past two years – some more than ten times. This is according to a new client survey by Guide Dogs Australia in the lead up to International Guide Dog Day (24 April).




Shayne Allen kneeling next to his black Guide Dog
08 April, 2019

The isolating effects of sight loss you can’t see

Every day, an Australian family learns someone they know, or love is losing their sight. According to the latest statistics from a Centre for Eye Health report, by 2020, over half a million Australians will be living with sight loss.

Two yellow Guide Dog puppies
14 March, 2019

Puppy Raisers needed in the South Coast region

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is calling on locals in Wollongong, Kiama, Berry and Nowra to play an invaluable role in preparing a Guide Dog puppy it for its career as a life-changing Guide Dog,