Emma's dream is to get a Guide Dog

Your gift could help children like Emma to be independent and achieve their dream.

Emma with Guide dog.

Emma's dream is to get a Guide Dog

Your gift could help children like Emma to be independent and achieve their dream.

Emma with Guide Dog Donate today

Our Speakers

Out Guide Dogs Speakers can provide:

  • A moving account of what it’s like to live with a disability
  • Education about the role and training of a Guide Dog
  • Education about the importance of inclusion & accessibility
  • An inspiring story that will stay with you forever.

To learn more or to book a speaker, please contact our Speaker Co-ordinator by emailing speakers@guidedogs.com.au or complete the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

Meet Angela

Born in Ireland, Angela migrated to Australia in 2009. After having received assistance from Irish Guide Dogs throughout her life, she was put in touch with Guide Dogs NSW/ACT upon her arrival. Angela is now working with her fourth Guide Dog Hamish.

Meet Daniel

A country boy from the border town of Barham, Daniel developed a rare eye condition at 16. Daniel, with his Guide Dog Bear by his side, just graduated from Charles Sturt University as a Physiotherapist.

Client Speaker, Daniel, with his black Guide Dog.

Meet Rhonda

Vision impaired due to Glaucoma and Cataracts, Rhonda has been legally blind since birth. She has enjoyed an active working life including managing her own Remedial Massage Therapy Clinic. Passionate about the rights of people with a disability, Rhonda also manages her local Vision Support Group.

Meet Matt

Matt lost his vision at age 17 due to a rare condition called Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy. He is the president and announcer at 2OCB FM 107.5 radio station in Orange. Matt says his Guide Dog Bronco, who he lovingly named after his favourite rugby league team, has made a huge difference to the quality of his life.

Meet Katie

Having completed her Bachelor of Creative Arts/Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong, Katie is currently completing a medical transcription course which she hopes will enable her to transcribe reports for medical specialists.

Katie in her graduation gown and hat sitting next to her Guide Dog

Meet Allan

Allan experienced a gradual deterioration of his vision from age 13 due to Optic Atrophy and was legally blind by 21. He worked for Defence and Navy for 17 years and with Guide Dog Archie by his side, Allan continues to live a very active and independent life.

Meet Salma

Losing most of her vision at 14 due to Glaucoma and Cataracts, Salma has lost depth and distance perception. With Guide Dog Clare by her side, Salma has recently completed a business course at TAFE.

One of our current speakers sat outside with her arms around her yellow Guide Dog.

Meet Barbara

Barbra was born with a vision impairment that has caused her to lose her sight gradually. She spent her early life relying on other people help her get around safely, until she contacted Guide Dogs NSW/ACT. Barbara has been working as a Guide Dog Speaker for over twenty years.

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