Guide Dogs

Being paired with a guide dog is a significant committment and a
life-changing partnership. These resources help explore the various training schools, thepros and cons of being a guide dog user, and what to expect from your training.
 
VisionAware
If you are exploring the idea of guide dog for yourself or a loved one, begin with this overview by VisionAware on what guide dogs can and can not do for their users.
 
American Council of the Blind (ACB)
This is a directory of guide dog schools in the United States.
 
Mobility International USA
This site offers tips, suggestions, and practical advice from experienced travelers who have traveled internationally with their guide dogs.
 
GDUI is a consumer organization that promotes the civil rights and quality of life for teams, providing "peer support, advocacy and information to guide dog users everywhere."
 
This division of NFB is made up of dog users, trainers, and raisers. In addition to supporting their membership, NAGDU promotes equal opportunity and access for guide dog users.
 
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Since 2008, Guiding Eyes has trained service dogs to work with young children with autism who live in the organization's geographic area. The waiting list is enormous and currently prevents the acceptance of new applications. Visit their website for inspiration and ideas for new programs.
 
Southampton Mobility Team 
To promote Guide Dogs Week the makers of Dogcam sports cameras teamed up with Guide Dogs for the Blind's Southampton Mobility Team to film a guide dog's perspective of the world. This video is not audio described.