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A close up shot of someone using a magnifier to read a bus timetable
20 October, 2015

Latest technologies at expo

To make it easier for people in regional areas to access the latest low vision technologies, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT in conjunction with Quantum RLV are running a series of free expos across Northern NSW, including Taree and Port Macquarie.

Image of a blindfold over a street scene. Image displays text: Could you get to work with your eyes closed.
12 October, 2015

International White Cane Day 2015

Could you get dressed in the morning, make breakfast, walk to the bus stop and get off at the right stop before heading to the office all with your eyes closed?

Yousef uses his long cane while walking along a footpath
12 October, 2015

Blind refugee's new life

While the world's attention is focused on the Syrian refugee crisis, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is helping one refugee adjust to life in Australia after he was forced to flee his homeland when ISIS destroyed his village.

Stan having his eyes checked at the Macksville clinic
28 September, 2015

Maintain your independence with help from Guide Dogs

Macksville residents finding it difficult to watch TV or read the paper, or those who are losing their sight as a result of a disease such as Macular Degeneration or Glaucoma, are invited to attend a free Low Vision Clinic.

A sculpture of a dog jumping to catch a tennis ball
23 September, 2015

Artistic exhibition supports Guide Dogs

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city this October for a weekend of culture and contemplation at the annual Sculptures in the Garden exhibition in Mudgee.

A woman walking with a Guide Dog, picture taken from waist down
22 September, 2015

In the field for awareness

Residents living in southern NSW having trouble getting around due to vision loss, or those who know someone who is, are invited to drop by the Guide Dogs NSW/ACT stand at the Henty Field Days from September 22 to 24.

Lauren pictured with NSW Minister for Disability Services, John Ajaka
16 September, 2015

Distracted pedestrians break canes

Pedestrians not paying attention to the world around them and often looking at their mobile phones have been blamed for the increase in destruction of long canes used by people who are blind or vision impaired.

James with his Guide Dog, Brogan, pictured inside the airport
15 September, 2015

Cafe fined for discrimination

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is applauding the efforts of Far South Coast Local Area Command police who fined a Batemans Bay business for refusing to serve a customer with a Guide Dog over the weekend.

Aunty Mary walks with Orientation and Mobility Instructor Gavin Stait
11 September, 2015

Aunty Mary's Outback trip

Aboriginal Elder Aunty Mary Hooker is visiting towns in Outback NSW to share her vision loss story and encourage other Indigenous people to take care of their health, as part of a series of workshops run by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.